In this workshop you will learn how to use disperse dye, an under-appreciated class of dyes. You can be traditional in your approach, using the dyes as watercolors or tempera paint, the fabric crayons as drawing tools, or you can use the dyes in more experimental ways, using various rubbing tools and stencils to create textures and compositions. Whatever approach you take, you will leave the workshop with vivid prints, and either a necktie or scarf that you have printed with the dyes. Miriam will bring her hot press for you to use to explore sublimation printing.
For those who only prefer natural fabrics, keep in mind that you can work in disperse dye and transfer the work onto natural fabrics. There are only a handful of people teaching this method, so take advantage of this unique opportunity. No experience necessary.
BYOB! Materials, skills and fun supplied.
*Tickets are non-refundable. If for some reason you are not able to make it, you can gift it to a friend!
BACKGROUND ON INSTRUCTOR
Miriam Jacobs is an artist who teaches and exhibits as both a fine artist and as a craftsperson. She is also a certified art teacher, member of StudioMontclair, and has had two pieces published in a book about fabric arts. Jacobs has been working in various forms of surface design for many years, including Sublimation Transfer Disperse Dye, Batik, Shibori (Indigo Dyeing), and Marbling. She has taught at the Newark Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Arts Unbound, Deron High School, Sacred Heart of Greenwich, CT, where she had a teaching residency, and Newark public schools. Jacobs is currently a Featured Artist at Dharma Trading and has recently developed an innovative method of textile design that begins with clay reliefs and sculptures. Her Instagram address is @miriamjacobs920.