Monday, April 23, 2012

Indigo and Fabric Manipulation Workshop

Another SDA Michigan Workshop! For SDA members only.

We will have an indigo dyeing workshop on June 9th at 10:30 a.m. until we, or the vats are exhausted! It will be held out of doors in Susie Krage’s yard at 1731 Seminole St, Detroit, 48214. Rain date, June 16.
The teachers will be Susie Krage and Susan Trovillion. We will make as many vats as needed for those who participate, but the vats will be small (5 gallon buckets), so please limit your fabric size to fat quarters (22 “ X 18”). The workshop is to learn about indigo vats and fabric manipulation, not to make yardage.
There will be tables set up under a canopy for preparing/manipulating the fabric. If you prefer, and you know how, you may prepare your fabric before hand. If you would rather dye plain not manipulated fabric, that is fine, but this is a great opportunity to do some clamping, pole wrapping or stitching prior to dyeing. If you don’t know how, there will be help and instruction.
Some manipulating tools will be available for general use. If you have clamps, shapes for clamping, poles, or other items you are willing to share, please bring them along.
To sign up: Please send your check for $35, to Susie Krage. Include your e-mail  address and telephone number so if there are any changes, you can be notified. There will be no refunds after the sign-up deadline of May 25th. If you find you are unable to attend, you may find a substitute. For the sake of full disclosure, we are adding $10 to workshop fees that will be put in a fund for SDA Michigan expenses and exhibition costs. No one will be considered enrolled until their check has arrived.
Sign up DEADLINE is May 25, 2012.
Make checks out to Susie Krage with "Indigo Workshop" in the memo line.
Send to: Susie Krage, 1731 Seminole St., Detroit, MI  48214
Supply list: Please label all of your tools if you wish to take them home with you.
Wear old clothes and shoes. A waterproof apron is a good idea. This is a messy process.
Fabric: any natural cellulose fabric; cotton, linen, hemp, rayon, bamboo and silk
Thimble (if you use one)
Sewing needles  fine enough to not leave holes, but with a big eye
Tools for manipulating fabric if you have them (poles no larger than 3” in diameter)
Long gloves, the type you use for dishwashing
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