WORKSHOP Waxing Eloquent: Soy Wax Resist

by - Sunday, May 06, 2012

True Colours: Developing a Personal Palette
Carol Soderlund

$250 (includes $60 lab fee) class limit 16
November 9,10 (Fri, Sat) 10am–4pm
Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver, Canada

Carol Soderlund is our most requested instructor. Students emerge from her courses with a depth of understanding that is solid and true. We’re proud to include this second course offering from Carol.

Environmentally friendly soy wax brings a modern twist to the ancient art of batik. Explore markmaking in free-flowing wax with simple tools such as inexpensive brushes, wood, or metal stampls, found objects, or blank silkscreens. Create depth in the cloth while layering colour on colour on cottons, silks, and sheer organza using Procion MX dyes.

The ease and fun of wax will encourage your playful side as you create fabulous visual textures and colour on cloth.

Instructor Bio

Carol Soderlund’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1985 in such venues as Visions and American Quilting Society shows and have received numerous awards, including Best of Show at the 1989 International Quilt Festival and Best Use of Color at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition 2000. She has taught colour, fabric dyeing, colour-mixing techniques, and quilting throughout North America and is currently working on a book on these subjects.

“My work is primarily driven by a passion for colour interactions, the illusions they create, the luminosity they can bring to a surface. I love creating my own palette of fabric through painting, dyeing, and other surface design processes including discharge, shibori, stamping, screening, and foiling. My goal in design is to have a piece that intrigues the viewer at first glance and then continues to reveal surprises upon every inspection.”

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