The Sally Jones Craft Hut is a wonderful setting to teach in. We were able to spread out and put all our different supplies in stations for ease of getting to them - and then finding them after we started the creative process.
There were wonderful porches to work on so we could enjoy the fresh Fall air, large sinks to use for our water supply, and even a washer and dryer to wash out the excess dye as we prepared the fabrics for use. This was the most rewarding, restful class I think that I have ever taught.... and they accomplished so much!
Ruth is working hard to get her Elmer's Washable Blue Gel dye resist on just right so that it can dry overnight. The product comes in a clear gel, but I have found that the blue washes out easier than the clear.
We will be painting this fabric first thing in the morning using Dye-na-flow fabric paints.
You can see the flowers she's used the gel on. This is a great process if you want to create your one of a kind fabrics or you don't have just the right piece in the studio for your latest project. I can hardly wait to see the finished product!
We are talking EASY with this beautiful piece of vines and berries. It is done with Sharpie Markers and alcohol. And no... I don't think I drove them to drinking! Just a little plain Rubbing Alcohol. This is a great technique to use as a multi-generational event or as a child's birthday party.
GREAT class ladies! You are so talented!!
Ann Laird Jones (left picture, left side)) was the organizer behind this powerful week and Becky Garrity (right) was the talented Pottery teacher/artist for the week. Check out garritypottery.com/ Great job ladies!! Thanks for the hard work!