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
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!