Currently Scheduled

 North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, May 2019koolish_water_soluble_resists

Fabric Dyeing for Color, Pattern, and Texture

Learn to dye fabric using a variety of water-soluble resists such as soy wax, flour paste, sugar, gel glue, oatmeal, and more. Water-soluble resists are easy to use and wash out with hot water. You’ll have time to dye, over-dye, and play with an infinite variety of colors and patterns. If you have been wanting to try out these techniques, but don’t know where to start, this is the perfect class for you.

All Levels. No previous dyeing experience required.

Supply fee required for resists and other supplies.

Class & Student Samples

North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, Northbrook, IL, May 14 – 16, 2019


Quilters Affair, July 2019

All About Fabric Dying & Color Mixingkoolish_dyeinglab2

Play with color and learn about color mixing, blending, and how colors relate and influence each other. You’ll come away with a better understanding of color and a stack of your own hand-dyed fabrics you can use for any of your quiltmaking projects. Beginner friendly / No experience needed. If you have dyed fabric before, this class will expand your knowledge of working with Procion MX dyes.

Supply fee required for dyes and other supplies.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Monday July 8, 2019

Dye, Paint, Paper, StitchKoolish_DyePaintPaperStitch

Each media has its strengths/attributes: combine them to take advantage of each. Even simple tissue paper or newspaper adds a unique look and texture. In this class, you’ll have time to experiment and create one-of-a-kind fiber-based pieces using the media of your choice. Come with some ideas of what you want to make, or figure it out when you get here. Realistic, abstract, or in between – your choice. Bring your sewing machine to add stitching in class, or add stitching later at home…or do some hand stitching.

Supply fee required for dyes, paints, and other supplies.

All levels, no previous experienced required.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 9 – 10, 2019

Shibori Fabric DyeingKoolish_Shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques used to create wonderful patterns and textures. In this class, we’ll explore different methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, stitching, folding, and twisting to create complex and dynamic fabric. You will have 2 days to dye and over-dye to create dynamic patterned fabric or garments.

All Levels, no previous dyeing experience required.

Supply fee required.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Thursday & Friday July 11-12, 2019


Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, August 2019

Shibori Fabric DyeingKoolish_Shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques used to create wonderful patterns and textures. In this class, we’ll explore different methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, stitching, folding, and twisting to create complex and dynamic fabric. You will have 2 days to dye and over-dye to create dynamic patterned fabric or garments.

All Levels, no previous dyeing experience required.

Supply fee required.

Class & Student Samples

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, Campbell, CA August  27