Opening up little parcels of fabric delight, dyed a myriad of colours, is like Christmas. You might not always know what you’ll get, which makes the unravelling so exciting! Using low immersion dyeing coupled with various bundling techniques, create your own fabulous multi-coloured and patterned fabric pieces to use in any number of projects.
Focusing on different folding and bundling (like the classic 60’s spiral) to create multi-coloured dyed patterns, this workshop is about offering an opportunity to experiment with colour on cloth and introduce the exciting possibilities of low immersion dyeing. Synthetic dyes called Fibre Reactive Dyes will be used, which yield vibrant colour results on natural fabrics such as cotton, hemp, bamboo and linen. Also well suited to fabrics of silk and wool with a less intense take up of colour.
No previous dyeing experience necessary, just an eagerness to get some! Sample fabric pieces will be supplied for experimentation of different techniques, as well as a cotton voile scarf 90x200cm. Students can bring their own natural fibre fabric/clothing preferably pre-washed for additional experimentation.
About Liz Godkin...
Liz started her textile journey in screen printing, completing first a Certificate IV and then a Diploma in Textile Printing and Design. It was during these courses that the dye bug bit. Liz has worked as a technical textile designer (developing and setting up repeat artwork) both in Sydney and New York City, with a strong focus in recent years on digital dye-sublimation printing.
Liz likes to focus on the process of using your hands and “getting dirty” as a way to encourage participants to explore their creativity through working with fabric and textile manipulations.
Take a look a Liz’s technical textile work athttps://lizziegodkin.com/