Come join a two-day intensive workshop and learn how to screenprint with acid dyes. In the workshop, we will explore how transparent colors interact with each other and the fabric to which they are applied. Printing with dyes is much like printing with inks, but the dye pigments rest in the fabric rather than on the surface, leaving the fabric luscious and soft. You will learn how to mix the dyes, print with paste, and properly set the pigments into your silk or wool. Students should bring extra silk or wool fabric for printing, the workshop will provide sample sized fabric for workshop.
Screenprinting with Acid Dyes; Jun 13–14; 10am–4pm
Registration includes a fee of $35 to cover provided consumable materials.
- Date & Time: 2-day workshop, Saturday and Sunday, June 13–14, 10am–4pm
- Instructor: Tabor Shiles
Tabor Shiles is a Chicago-based artist working with textiles. Her intuitive approach to create compositions and colorways results in vibrantly colored small limited edition prints on scarves and shirts. Tabor has worked in a variety of studios across Chicago, from small community shops to gig poster, high production studios. She has used this printing knowledge to further her own practice and exploration of working with textiles.