• Tie-Dye Your Tee with Natural Dyes / Intro to Natural Dyeing

  • Wed, 24-07-2019 at 10:30
  • Colour and Cloth
    140 Roslyn Street
    BT6 8JL Belfast
Tie-Dye Your Tee with Natural Dyes / Intro to Natural Dyeing - Colour and Cloth - Belfast

Wednesday 24th July10.30am - 2pmThere will be a 15 minute break. Please bring a lunch if required. Tea and coffee is provided. This is a 3 1/2 hour workshop. I call these classes 'Cooking with Colour' because that is exactly what happens in this experimental class! A fusion of foraging, recipe following, chemistry and colour creation all bundled up with a range of tie-dyeing techniques. Each student will design and create their own multi- coloured by nature, tie-dyed tee just in time for festival season! In addition to the tshirt, each student will experiment as much as time allows to create their own colour reference of recipes. After the workshop is over, hopefully each student will be inspired to continue exploring natures bountiful colour palette through natural dyeing.My passion for Natural Dyeing blossomed from blackberry picking at my Granny's every summertime and when it came to choosing our own A-level Textile project to investigate, I chose Natural Dyeing. I've loved it ever since!We will be dyeing with both man made and natural fabrics and with a range of foraged and gleaned dyestuffs, all of which are either free or readily available locally. All dyestuffs are provided. We will aim to dye 4 different fabrics and 4 different dye stuffs. Please scroll further to read what you need to bring along.Also learn about mordants and how to fix and change colours.How to create different patterns on fabric using resist methods of clamping, twisting, pleating and folding.This class aims to inspire and encourage experimentation. There are some rules in Natural Dyeing, but I like to bend them a little!WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING1 x 100% cotton tshirt for dyeing. Cotton / lycra mix is also suitable. I suggest using an organic cotton t-shirt. This tshirt will be your final design development.A selection of natural fabrics e.g. wool, silk, linen and cotton to experiment with. Please pre-cut your fabrics into A5 or A4 rectangles. You may wish to use these fabrics to create your own textile piece once the class has finished.A notepad, pen and a camera phone or camera to record your colour experimentsClass sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. Please bring an apron if you have one, or wear old clothes. Latex gloves will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is provided.ABOUT YOUR TUTOR ... Christine's mum taught her to sew when she was six, which means she has been sewing for over 39 years! She has over 25 years experience in fashion and textiles. With a career spanning 8 years employment in the Fashion and Textiles Industry she now celebrates 10 years of self employment working in costume for film, theatre, television (Game of Thrones) and large scale productions. Christine tutored at Belfast Metropolitan College for 6 years before deciding to run her own brand of classes from home. Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. Since 2008 she has taught more than 2000 students. She has taught from age 5 to 95 years young! She teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step. Click here to read testimonials from her past students.The Venue: Classes are held in Christine's quirky up-cycled home studio which has been featured both on television (Great Interior Design Challenge) and in national interior magazines. This gives Christine access to her wardrobe where she can show students every seam, zip and different design that they may encounter when making their project.FREE on street parking. Please respect the neighbours parking and property.