Monday, December 17, 2012

Another Give Away - Bonus!

Our month full of reviews and Give Away´s is not over yet... we have something special for you!
A Give Away of Craftsy´s online class, The Art of Cloth Dyeing, by well-known fiber artist Jane.

Jane Dunnewold is the author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric and runs Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas. She strongly believes in the endless possibilities of color.
In this online class, you'll learn how to use fiber-reactive dyes, explore beginning and advanced resist methods, and salvage mistakes. Jane explains how dye bonds to different fabrics and how to create multicolored effects and patterns without muddying your colors.

Although this online class is rated "Great for beginners" (it is actually), I learned a lot too even though I consider myself rather experienced. I especially liked the parts on over-dyeing and the chemistry of dyeing. This information opens up new sources with which to experiment. I did pick up some new techniques and tips as well as Jane's explanations on how to create multicolored effects and patterns without muddying your colors. I loved her "no nonsense" approach and easy-to-find materials to use as a resist or clamp.


This is what they tell you that you will learn (and I confirm this fully)

What You'll Learn in The Art of Cloth Dyeing

  • Selecting the right fabric for your projects
  • How to choose and use dyes and chemicals safely and effectively
  • The secret to fast and easy washout
  • Creating patterns with simple resist techniques, using tools from PVC pipe to bubble wrap
  • The magic of overdyeing
  • How to achieve seductively rich colors that don't fade or run
  • Revamping thrift store finds with a coat of fresh color
I loved the advantages of an online class: learning at my own pace with an option for marking "to remember" video fragments, an option of asking questions AND reading the questions and answers the other students posted. Jane answers personally. How cool is that.
Jane´s way of teaching is very clear, to the point and easily understandable. Even if English is not your primary language, like me, these online classes are really great. You can enter your class at any time, watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want even on the iPad like I did. Your access never expires! You can watch the twelve video lessons over and over again even rewinding if you missed something. The impact is much bigger than reading a book, as everything is shown with you sitting "front row".

Craftsy is offering one free class of The Art of Cloth Dyeing as a Give Away to our readers. So if you want a chance to win, leave a comment on this blogpost.

The winner will be announced on Christmas eve, 21.00 hrs in The Netherlands. And there will be a surprise for the rest of you as well, so don´t forget to check this blog later this month! In the mean time, sign up at Craftsy.com so they can keep you be updated with big sales and new classes!

72 comments:

  1. Let I give a try. I should like to win, I Love her books. greetings from Liesbeth

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  2. This sounds a great class!
    Thank you!

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  3. I took a 5 day class with Jane and learned a ton - but I would love to win this to refresh all that information!

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  4. I love cloth dyeing, so I will give it a try.

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  5. I love to learn more about dyeing so I hope I win this time.

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  6. Ik vind het al zo'n geweldige schrijfster en ben nieuwgierig naar haar lessen.Tineketylfprw

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  7. You are never too old to learn something.
    Mien B.

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  8. I love dying and there is still so much to learn, so I am going to give it a try once more.

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  9. I don't need to win this time, I have already ordered this class. I can confirm that this is a great investment!

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  10. Never have taken on online class...this would be a great start.

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  11. I have my dyes, I have my screens that were given to me as a gift and I have slowly been purchasing fabric paints. I'm ready to jump in and learn more about this wonderful art and I'm sure I would learn so much in this class. How nice of Craftsy to offer this class to one of us!

    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  12. I think on line classes are the best way for me. I would like to win this very much! I shall also sign up for the Craftsy updates. Thanks

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  13. It is indeed a great class. I am also an experienced dyer but still learned a great from it.I don't need to be entered into the draw, just endorsing what a worthwhile class it is.

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  14. Don't miss this class. Jane is a great teacher, very caring and sharing.

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  15. Leren via het internet dat is de toekomst!
    wilma

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  16. This sounds like yet another great class from the many available on the web. Count me in!

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  17. I LOVE Craftsy! I've taken 6 classes so far, the format is great and the price point too. Long wanted to take a class with Jane - Santa, I've been very good this year ;-D

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  18. Online classes are the best for me as they give me time to ponder in between assignments.

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  19. I have my dyes and fabric ready to play with... It would be wonderful to be able to learn more about how to do things better!

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  20. I'd love a chance to take a class with Jane Dunnewold!!

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  21. I bought à couple of Craftsy classes, they are great!
    Would love this one as well, I m sure

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  22. I would really enjoy learning Jane Dunnewold's tricks of dyeing!

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  23. Een nieuwe uitdaging voor het Nieuwe Jaar misschien.....Lijkt me leuk !

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  24. I've got this class on my wishlist and this sounds like a great opportunity. Thanks.

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  25. What a great give-away. I love her books and the way she works, so I give it a try.

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity to win a class with Jane Dunnewold.

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  27. I have been a seat of my pants dyer for years and to learn how it all works from Jane would be fantastic! I own all of her books, but there is nothing like hearing and seeing what she does. Thanks for the opportunity to throw my name into the hat. Merry Christmas to all the authors of this fantastic blog!

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  28. Another great giveaway! I should like to try out these online classes.

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  29. Yes, I really like this give away. just as the othe
    Petra

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  30. Ik heb gehoord van deze video class de persoon was erg enthousiast dus wil graag meedoen met deze actie

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  31. This is a marvellous opportunity to learn with a really skilled tutor. Thank you and please, count me in!

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  32. Stel je voor dat je zoiets zou winnen gaat er een stukje
    nieuwe wereld open

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  33. what a great opportunity! Thanks for a chance to win. Love Jane Dunnewold's work.

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  34. I'm a dyer who is always learning, and I love Jane's work.. Yes, please..!

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  35. This is a lovely giveaway. Jane has amazing ideas that are understandable.

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  36. I would be over the moon to take this class from Jane - truly one of my heroes in the surface design on fabric arena.
    Kristin F.

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  37. I would love to take this class. I've enjoyed the Craftsy classes and will be purchasing more.

    Thanks!

    Gayle

    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

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  38. Jane is one of my inspirations. I would love to have her class.

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  39. I love to win this class. Thanks for the chance :D

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  40. I will try to win.....
    sharonmamaw@yahoo.com

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  41. this like a superbook!
    and will try to win it!!

    www.ellen-siemer.nl

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  42. Jane is a great teacher so I would love to win this!

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  43. Wow, another great give-away. THX. Love to win!

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  44. This is a great class and you can watch it over and over and Jane will answer your questions.
    I have taken it. I would love to meet her someday!

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  45. What a great give-away. Thank you very much. I love it.

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  46. Jane is so clever and the Craftsy classes are well done!

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  47. who will be the lucky one? I hope it's me!

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  48. I'd love to learn something new!!

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  49. we zijn nooit te oud om wat nieuws te leren toch! wat lijkt me dat weer een inspirerend boek!
    katrien

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  50. Hai, search a way to start dying for a wile now, this
    Seems the right way to start for me........so I hope
    Winning this online crafty classe, Nicole

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  51. Super zeg, ik ben juist bezig met een boek van haar.
    Geweldige beschrijving Complex Cloth

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  52. I would Love to win this class!
    I am just waiting for snow to try snowdying :)
    Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win.
    Merry Christmas

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  53. I'd love to win this class. We have lots of snow this year, so this would be fun to try. Thanks for the opportunity
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  54. It looks like a great class, I would like to win this

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  55. Winter's a good time to be indoors with a good workshop on the computer.

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  56. really like the classes on Craftsy, hope I win.
    Thanks for the give away

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  57. I have been dyeing for 4 years, but I could always use some new information. Going metric this year and dyeing by weight of fabric and dye (vs. tsp and tb) has really given me such better results. Thanks for the give away.

    Check out my Hand Dyed Fabric board on Pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/johannafritz/hand-dyed-fabric-blogs/

    Johanna Fritz
    Menomonee Falls, WI USA
    wisfritz4@yahoo.com

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  58. I have never tried an online class.

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  59. I'd love to try an online class...especially with Jane!

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  60. Number 63 on the list but I'll give it a try...

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  61. The class sounds wonderful. I've done a bit of dyeing, but have much yet to learn. Love Jane's work!

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  62. I would love to win Jane's class. Thanks so much for making this giveaway possible.

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  63. I'd love to follow Jane's class.

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  64. Hi, I'm new here and would love to win the craftsy class. I never tried to hand-dye fabrics. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  65. I love Jane's work and I think she is a great teacher. So I hope to win this chance to learn more from her.

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  66. I would love to have an opportunity to study with Jane in a self-paced class! I've worked with her once before;though I'm still a beginner.

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  67. I would love to win this for my DD

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  68. I really, really, really want to take this class, but haven't come up with the money and the time to do it yet. But I hoping to come up with both soon. Or if I win it here, I will jump for joy - it would be the best Christmas present ever.

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