Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dyeing Workshop Report

by Angela

 It was another successful first for BAMQG when 11 members joined Joy-Lily on Saturday, July 28th, for a fabric dyeing workshop. All of us had done little to no fabric dyeing in the past, so we were all eager and excited to jump in. We tried our hands at many different types of dyeing thanks to Joy-Lily’s guidance and expertise. We made some solids, clipped all sorts of items to fabric to make patterns and did some shibori, parfait and gradient dyeing. At the end of the day, we used the leftover dyes to make jar dyed fabrics which came out as surprises to us later at home. Joy-Lily packed in so many techniques and fun into one day and we all came out with so much beautiful fabric. Most of all, we all had “buckets” of fun and are “dyeing” to do it again!

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