Unwind Lace Shawlette knit-along Two Fridays, July 4th and 11th. FREE
Join Unwind's Friday night knitting group in knitting the Unwind Lace Shawlette. If you're new to lace knitting this is the perfect place to start. I wrote the pattern for beginner lace knitters and will be there to give free instruction from 6pm-7pm on both days. Also the pattern is free AND Kim at Unwind is offering discounts on yarn purchased for the KAL, as well as draws and special gifts! Wha?! Too good to be true?! Nope, see you there.
Natural Dyes: Immersion Dyeing & Eco Printing July 13th & 20th 11am-3pm $85, plus $62 materials fee*
In this workshop students will, 1) make natural dye extracts 2) prepare fabric for taking natural dyes 3) make natural imprints on silk scarves using plant matter 4) use simple shibori resist techniques to create texture and pattern on silk scarves 5) shift colours using post mordants and dyes. 6) make and leave with a collection of samples of naturally dyed yarns.
*Materials fee $62: includes 5 silk scarves and yarn for sample books. There will be an opportunity to buy additional silk scarves at the workshop for $5-$10 each. Please bring materials fee to Janna in cash or cheque on the first class
Natural Dyes: Block printing, stenciling and resists on silk July 29th, August 5th and 12th 5:30pm-9pm $112, plus $72 materials fee
In this workshop students will, 1) make natural dye extracts 2) prepare fabric for taking natural extracts 3) thicken extracts for printing 4) Make and use water-based resists 5)Print with thickened extracts on silk scarves using found or hand-made print blocks and stencils.
*Materials fee $72: includes 5 silk scarves. There will be an opportunity to buy additional silk scarves for $5-10 each. Please bring materials fee to Janna in cash or cheque on the first class
Indigo Dyeing Saturday, August 9th 9-5pm $85, plus $60 materials fee
Students will learn about the magic of indigo including how to prepare fabric and how to prepare, maintain and troubleshoot an indigo vat. Simple shibori resist techniques will be explored here as well. Students will leave this class with the confidence to perform these tasks at home.
Lab fee $60: includes products for your own at-home indigo vat and three silk scarves. There will be an opportunity to buy additional silk scarves at the workshop for $5-$10 each. Please bring materials fee to Janna in cash or cheque on the first class.
Participants use black beans, pomegranate, marigold and onlion skins on their silk scarves
everyone's silk bundles ready for steaming.
Last month my friends Jenna and Lauren and I put on a natural-printing workshop at the artist-run center, Articule. All the participants unwrapped their bundles at home, so we don't have the finished silk scarf photos, but I have these ones. I love how every stage of this technique is beautiful.
This is going to be a really fun workshop. Students will learn how to make dye stock solutions for immersion dyeing, using shibori resist methods to create pattern and design. We will also learn how to print on fabric using found natural materials. Multiple mordanting techniques will be covered, as well as discharging and rusting techniques to achieve a plethora of results!
FUN FUN FUN
Three Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm August 7th, 14th & 21st $99 (not including $58 materials fee)
materials fee includes 5 silk scarves and a selection of natural dyes and mordants to take home. There will be an opportunity to buy additional silk scarves at the workshop for $7 each.
To register phone the store to reserve your space! And if you're from out of town Kim at Unwind will pick you up and drop you off at the Langdale ferry terminal. We've already got some out-of-towners signed up!