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.
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