Currently Scheduled

Fabric Dyeing: Using Water Soluble Resists (2 days)koolish_water_soluble_resists

All Levels, Technique Class 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 two days 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.

Recommended Book: Visual Texture on Fabric by Lisa Kerpoe : $24.95. Supply fee required for resists and other suppliles.

Class & Student Samples

Monday and Tuesday July 3 and 4, Quilter’s Affair, Sisters, OR


Fabric Dyeing: Hands-on Lab (1 day)koolish_dyeinglab2

Beginner friendly! For all levels! If you’ve never dyed fabric before or need a refresher, come and learn all the basics; including mixing dyes and colors, low-water immersion techniques, creating gradations, and dyeing multiple colors at the same time. Techniques will be shared throughout the day.

All levels. No previous dyeing experience required.

Book Recommended: Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing – $19.95 (POD)  or $11.95 (eBook ) from CTPub.com. Supply fee required for dyes and other supplies.

Class & Student Samples

Wednesday, July 5, Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR


Fabric Dyeing:  Shibori (2 days)koolish_shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques. Explore various methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, folding, twisting, and stitching to create complex and dynamic fabric.

All Levels, No previous dyeing experience required. Supply fee may be required.

Class & Student Samples

Thursday and Friday, July 6 and 7, Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR


Fabric Dyeing: Beginning (1 day)         koolish_dyeinglab2

Beginner Friendly! Learn everything you need to know to create your own fabulous hand-dyed fabrics or clothing, including how to mix dyes and create your own colors, basic dyeing techniques such as low-water immersion, creating gradations, dyeing multiple colors at the same time, and creating patterns and textures using thickened dye.

Required Book: Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing – $9.99 (eBook) or $19.95 (Print On Demand)  Supply fee may be required.

Class & Student Samples

Friday, July 28 Washington State Quilters, Spokane, WA


Mixed-Media Fiber: Alternative Surfaces & Fibers to Quilt, Stitch & Embellish (1 day)

Painted Lutradur, spunbond, silk cocoon, silk rods, and mul-tex

Painted Lutradur, spunbond, silk cocoon, silk rods, and mul-tex

Paint a variety of surfaces and fibers including silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoons), Lutradur, fast2fuse / Timtex, Shapeflex, Spundbond, mul•tex, and kraft•tex paper/fiber. Learn about the different materials and take advantage of their unique textures, then use them to create a fiber collage.

Supply fee required, includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class.

Class  & Student Samples

Saturday, July 29 Washington State Quilters, Spokane, WA


Mixed-Media Mixed-Fiber Color and Design

Mixed Media Mixed Fiber Collage

Mixed Media Mixed Fiber Collage

Learn about color and fibers by painting a variety of fiber surfaces including cotton, silk, Lutradur, Spundbond, mul•tex, and more then use them to practice basic design principles by creating a dynamic fiber collage. Materials fee includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class.

Class & Student Samples

Thursday, November 2, 2017 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

 


Make a Free-Spirited Free-Form Patchwork QuiltKoolish_Kawandi

Let loose to make a free-spirited, free-form quilt based on African/Indian Kawandi quilts. Learn a bit about the history of Kawandi quilts, then start your own. Hand stitched using perle cotton thread and big free-form stitches, these vibrant scrap quilts are fun and easy to make. No rulers, no rotary cutters. Cut or tear strips of fabric and stitch them to batting. No planning needed, just grab the next piece of fabric and stitch.

All levels.

Class & Student Samples

Friday, November 3, 2017 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX


Intentional ImprovKoolish_IntentionalImprov

While improvising is often thought of as just making it up as you go, with a little planning and occasionally stepping back to look at your work, you can make creative, dynamic improv quilts.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX