What is next for Images?

Well, this sunday i am teaching basic techniques of shibori style silk dying at Lake Farm Park’s Woolfest.  I have 5 students signed up so far, and have assembled the supplies. 

Each Kit includes:

  • 1 piece of silk, mesuring 15″ x 60″
  • 1 pack unflavored dental floss
  • 1 half sheet pan
  • 1 pint size mason jar (for water)

Additional supplies include:

  • 1 bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • 1 large copper boiler
  • 1 iron
  • 1 ironing board
  • 1 old quilt
  • lots of newspaper
  • tubes of metallic resist

And additional silk for those who want to try a second piece.

On the to do list before the class:

  • final edits on class handouts
  • post card with sources of supplies

It is a new venture for me.  I have not taught the class for the full 6 hours…. but know we have wiggle room for the silk to dry, to work on the silk with resist, and to process and iron the pieces.  I am eager to see what color choices the students will pick… and promise to post pictures.


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