A couple of weeks ago I attended a 5 day class with Hollis Chatelain in Auckland. 6 of us from Rose City Quilters went up to join with 14 others, 2 from Australia, to particiapte in learning how to dyepaint on fabric. I have done some dyepainting before but this was detailed painterly style so it was good to attend and find out more about how to achieve such wonderful work. Hollis is from the USA. Her work is absolutely amazing, check out her website hollisart.com.
We started by drawing our chosen designs onto pretreated cotton fabric and then made up some thickened dyes and started to paint.
If you ever get a chance to take classes like this I recommend it. We are always learning, no matter how much we already know. Keep absorbing and challenging yourselves.
Go for it and don't worry if it doesn't turn out perfect first time, you'll get better.
Anyone wanting the dyes and thickening agents call in and see me or email for details. I do stock the Procion dyes, fabrics, soda ash, Teric (Syntrhapol), brushes etc.
Got to go and open up the studio now.