Color on Fabric (four-session workshop)

Fiber artists, quilters, and sewists will enjoy this opportunity to design and create your own fabrics filled with color, mark, and pattern. In this workshop, we will experiment with eco-dyeing, shibori indigo dyeing, and block printing. At the end of the workshop, there will be time for independent work and discussion on possibilities for using the dyed and printed fabrics in functional or artistic works.

Special Notes
This is an in-person class that will take place in our third-floor rear studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of six students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • Students will consider design elements of pattern, mark, repetition, and composition in surface design.

  • Students will learn binding and folding techniques for creating pattern in indigo and eco-dyeing.

  • Students will learn how to design and carve a linoleum block for motif printing.

  • Students will consider potential uses of their dyed and printed fabrics for functional or artistic works.

Required supplies:

  • 3-5 yards of white cotton broadcloth or white cotton clothing blanks

  • Spool of sewing thread

  • Sewing needle

  • Scissors

  • Dishwashing gloves

  • 4 oz.bottle of Jacquard

  • Solarfast dye

  • Foam brush

  • 1-2 colors of 2.5 oz speedball fabric block printing ink

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencil