Thursday, October 06, 2011

learn textile dyeing with shabd!

Fiber Reactive Dyes with Shabd

Learn the process of Dyeing with Shabd, one of our generations leading dye-artists. In this 3 week class, Shabd will teach you the basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes, by immersion, painting and tie-dye, with both cellulose and protein fibers. You will learn various tying, dying and shibori techniques, as well as basic color theory and design concepts for dying. It will be fun, and colorful and bright! Discover the dyer in you and design your own dye patterns! Students will focus on swatches to perfect technique and in the last class work on individual projects.

No experience necessary. Our classes are designed to focus on a learned skill rather than a final product. At TAC, our mission is to provide skills and knowledge for a lifetime! All necessary materials are included for swatch making. Any additional fabrics and materials will need to be supplied by the student based on their vision. Also, we have Open Studio time for students to put their new knowledge to practice.

The Textile Arts Center is a beautiful 3200sf space in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens dedicated to providing support to fiber artists and everyday people interested in working with fibers. TAC holds classes, workshops and special events as well as running open studio hours, hosting gallery exhibits and running an artist in residency program.

Shabd Simon-Alexander is an internationally renowned dye artist. Her namesake clothing line is carried in high-end boutiques internationally. She has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out, Daily Candy, Nylon, Blackbook, Dossier, Bust Magazine, on innumerable blogs, and was the first person to teach Martha Stewart how to tie-dye!

3 Session
Sundays 2:00 - 6:00PM, October 16 - October 30
The Textile Art Center in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn