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Lisa White Reber: Transparent Illusions in Fabric (Full Day WS, Sat, 5/11/19, 9am-4pm)

Lisa White Reber: Transparent Illusions in Fabric (Full Day WS, Sat, 5/11/19, 9am-4pm)
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Price: $65.00
ID Number : QL016


Transparent Illusions in Fabric, Full Day Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The illusion of transparency is everywhere in the quilting world! Dyeing your own fabrics is a great way to get just the hues and values you need. We will be focusing on dyeing fabrics with minimal amounts of white for results that look like the layering of different colors. Samples of transparency in quilts will be shown and discussed. This is an introductory workshop where you can learn all the skills you need to start dyeing your own cotton fabric. We’ll start with a discussion of safety, and of the supplies needed to easily create gorgeous, washfast color on fabric. Beginner level.

Materials List: Kit fee, $30 payable to instructor, includes dyes, chemicals and handouts used in class. Bring to Class: Fabric: Bring at least six yards of PFD (prepared for dyeing) 100% cotton white fabric or pre-washed muslin or prewashed commercial white-on-white fabric. You will use 5¾ yards in class, bring more fabric to make the most of leftover dye. Please pre-cut or rip all of it into twenty-four fat quarters. Then cut five of them in half to make ten fat eighths. Tools and Containers: Bring twenty-four 4 cup/quart containers. Take-out soup containers with snug fitting lids are ideal. A plastic shoebox or another container you can rinse your hands in. Rags. Something to carry the containers home in, some will still be full. (Optional, use zip bags and the plastic shoebox for this. Note that you will need sturdy containers to dye in, plastic bags are NOT sturdy!) Measuring cups and spoons that are not to be used with food (see note below). Wear old clothes and shoes (an apron, optional). Two pairs of exam type gloves (and one pair dishwashing type optional, they protect your wrists). NOTE: You can make your own disposable measuring cup if you like (before class, please!), using a large (pint size/half liter) clear plastic cup. Use a kitchen measure and a black magic marker, measure ¼ cup and 1/3 cup (50 ml) increments into the cup, and mark a line on the cup. Then toss it when you’re done. Same with spoons, if you use disposable plastic spoons of the same size, your measurements will be consistent. Available for purchase in class: The Don’t Pack Optional Supply Set-Up is available for $39.00, including exam gloves, apron, six yards of fabric, measuring cup and spoons, twenty-four 1 quart containers and spoons, a gallon deli container with lid, and twenty-four 1 gallon zipper bags. Contact Lisa@DippyDyes.com with questions or, if you want to order the kit, you MUST notify her no later than two weeks before class date. Please specify glove size – S/M or L/XL. PFD fabric only will be available at $5.00 per yard.