Create your own hand dyed threads and wield a paintbrush for your textiles, infusing your creations with a burst of vibrant, personalized color. With your own threads, yarns, ribbons and lace, you have complete control over the color palette in your textile creations, ensuring your work is truly unique. Workshop OPENS November 8th […]READ MORE...
I love to teach and share with you but I can’t always be at your guild or conference.
With that in mind, I’ve developed the next, best way to inspire you. So. invite me into your home or studio to learn new ideas and techniques.
My workshops are multi-lesson formats that combine PDF documents to print out – such as dye recipes and resources – and videos for you to watch and learn. You can watch them at your own pace, download them for future reference and work alongside me or take notes with a cup of coffee beside you!
Each workshop will be available to you forever and you will be able to keep the links to the videos or download the videos for anytime in the future. Browse through the workshops below and sign up! You are welcome to email me with any questions.
I hope you will join me on this exciting new adventure!
As an artist, you are the seeker of creativity, you know that your art practise adds passion, excitement, wonderment and yes, sometimes frustration and discouragement to your life.
In a world that makes so many demands on our daily lives, it can be challenging to carve out those blocks of time to make the art that makes us whole.
Have you considered a dedicated and focused time that would provide an opportunity to discover innovative and fresh new pathways into your art? Perhaps there’s an idea that keeps calling to you or a variation of your current work that you are wanting to explore? Maybe its something that’s so different and “not you” that you’re shying away?READ MORE...
Join me in an exciting workshop where we explore and create a variety of mixed media books, scrolls and folios. Learn to combine cloth and paper in many forms by using paints, inks, threads and more to create a personal narrative that is as unique and important as you, the artist.READ MORE...
Explore the wonderful nuanced shades of neutrals you can achieve with black, grey and brown. Your personal colour palette will be enhanced with the addition of the warm / cool values and you will learn about the different colour casts of a variety of blacks.
As a surface design artist, I know you love colour and pattern…don’t we all! We understand the importance of subtle value shifts, repeating imagery and glorious contrasts….that’s why you are so creative! But maybe you are looking for a new method to add to your toolbox? Something that helps you move beyond anything you could imagine…..
This exciting workshop has been developed for quilters, stitchers, mixed media artists and everyone in between. You will learn basic colour mixing theory using Procion MX dyes. Then make simple colour gradations, colour to colour runs and develop a range of fabrics and threads using a planned palette showing value, tints and shades.
You will learn how to prepare threads for dyeing by skeining and tying to keep them from tangling, what fabrics to use for dyeing and easy ways to rinse and wash your fabrics. Dye recipes and excellent written step by step instructions will be provided and there will be a focus on safe studio habits.
Self Paced Workshop
There’s a supply list ready for you on the registration page, just print it off and get ready. I’ve got a great resource list on the PDF with links to the major dye houses around the world
Do you need previous dyeing, printing or design experience?
Heck no! It’s all easy and I’ll be there to guide you through all the steps to beautiful fabrics.
What about safety? You’re just not sure?
All the dyes and chemicals you’ll be using are safe when used in a responsible manner. I’ll spend time showing you how to set up your workspace and using some simple safety equipment.
Wondering about the whole “online” thing? Here’s some of those Frequently Asked Questions:READ MORE...
In this workshop we will use a variety of methods to create marks on both paper and fabric. Using unusual tools, inks and paints we explore line, pattern and composition that we can use as personal symbols and our own unique language. We can combine this work with other fabrics and papers for presentation as books, work for further exploration or as finished pieces.