I'm so excited by my ice dyeing adventures, I want everyone to experience the excitement, so I'm teaching classes and workshops in my studio.
ICE DYEING is a shibori technique (the Japanese art of folding and dyeing fabric) that has expanded to include the random possibilities that can happen when ice or snow is introduced between the manipulated fabric and the dye itself. As the frozen water melts, it carries the dye to unpredictable places and the colors can merge and split, producing unexpected results. The fun comes at the end of the dyeing when I press the fabric, revealing surprising organic designs. It’s like gazing at clouds looking for images. Here's an example of recent results on my design
wall, where I've highlighted the images I'm most interested in with painters' tape:
Classes in my studio in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, last about 3 hours, but can go longer, depending on student interest and refreshments involved. The basic class is $35 and includes everything you need to produce several fat-quarter-sized samples, including equipment you can keep.
The groups are small, usually 3 to 5 people. It's a fun event and can be tailored to your needs. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Generally, I schedule these classes during the week at 1:30 or 6:30 pm; weekend times are more flexible. Larger groups can be accommodated in a studio nearby.
Please contact me here for scheduling, more information, or advanced workshops.