WORKSHOP Pot of Gold - Rainbow Dyeing in a Dyepot

by - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Registration Opens June 24 at 10am

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Carol Soderlund

$250 includes 60 lab fee
November 7,8 2013 - Class Limit 16
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC

Pot of Gold dyeing refers to the rainbow in a dyepot! If you have shied away from dyeing before because of time or space constraints, this method is for you. Less dye, less water, less mess makes it all so easy. In this two-day class you will dye more than 36 pieces of gorgeous, multi-coloured cotton and some tonal solids. Explore the unlimited possibilities of low-water techniques, including crystalline marking, faux batik with fabric paint, folded and clamped resists, over-dyeing, and mark-making techniques. 

Whether you are a beginner with Procion MX dye or an experienced dyer, this class will get your juices flowing. You will leave class with a clear understanding of fibre-reactive dyes and how to build pattern, layer colour, and choose value, all in a small space. Carol will provide you with a multitude of recipes. 

The techniques taught are all different from those covered in True Colours: Developing a Personal Palette, so feel free to take both classes if you wish! 

Carol joins us from New York.

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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