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DYE STUDIO- make your own silk veil


Sun Nov 17   1:30-4pm  

$111 to dye your own (unweighted) silk veil

@Eco Collective Chicago

DYE STUDIO:  join gaea in her Dye Lab to color and create your own silk veil.  We will cover the basics of silk dyeing with acid dyes & easy natural colors, how to pattern with basic Shibori (Japanese binding methods) techniques, and allowing for the flow of color to permeate your creation. 

Gaea holds a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for Fiber & Material studies & is excited to share with you this ancient artform made modern.  She currently hand dyes silks for dancing for clients all over the world. 

 All materials will be provided.  

  • Silk available in 5mm ultra lightweight and 8mm lightweight

  • Each student will have up to 9 feet / 3 yards of silk to experiment with.

  • We will use high quality Acid Dyes for vibrant colors, OR Gaea will provide 2 natural dye color vats in Indigo, Black Walnut, or a golden hue. 

  • Participants can cut their veils to whatever shape they desire.  

  • Finishing & sewing : (Veils will be unweighted) - Gaea can weight & hem for a discounted price should you desire. 

  • Participants should plan to wear clothes to get quite messy and stained, and bring a way to bring a wet veil home.


pay cash onsite or via payment to via venmo, quickpay, or paypal.

Earlier Event: November 13
Burlesque Supper Club