When you thicken dye a new world opens for you as a silk painter. In this class, using French steam set dyes we will:

  • Thicken the dye so that we can print with stencils and stamps.
  • Screen print without losing the hand of the silk. While most screen printing media can make the silk very stiff, thickened dye doesn't. The silk will remain as soft and flexible as it had been before you printed on it.
  • Paint with thickened dye. We will experiment both with using a brush and palette knives.
  • Use thickened dye as a gentle resist. Once applied you can continue to apply additional layers of color and still have that initial application be visible.



Exploring Thickened Dye

  • Friday, September 27 through

    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    Time: 10:00 --4:00 each day

    Materials fee: $50

    Deposit: $50

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