My Dyeing to Design class with the Academy of Quilting starts this Friday. It's a really fun class that's aimed at both the beginning dyer and the person who wants to extend some of their dyeing practices.
I emphasize Safety and Ease of Use!
There are five design elements with which most 2D artists work and I've devised a dye technique that addresses each one.
So we start with value:
In the dye class we make fabric like this in the first week.
Then I give you suggestions on how to use this in a quilt.
Then we get to see everyone's lovely quilts!! Especially me as I'm a big fan of black and white.
The second week we look at color:
Using just 6 different dyes (you really don't need more), we create all kinds of colors, discuss color schemes and make a quilt featuring one of them.
The third week we explore texture with tie dyeing, particularly the "storm" texture of arashi shibori where the cloth is twisted and tied onto a pipe. You can create fabric like this:
The fourth week we create shapes with a variety of screen printing techniques:
Each week one or more new techniques, each week a quilt top the subject and size of your choice!
If you're interesting in joining us...please contact the Academy of Quilting!
What's really fun is that you'll be joining people from around the world!!! My current Working in Series class has people from the USA, Canada, Australia and Tasmania, New Zealand, Europe and the UK and Africa!!!
and now back to the sewing machine......if you have been, thanks for reading!! Elizabeth
PS my website has moved: it's now: www.elizabethbarton.com and I've revamped it.
The old one was on the University of Georgia servers and in June they're going to close down all personal websites, so it's still running but will disappear soon.