I recently took a five-day class from Pat Pauly at ProChem in Fall River, MA, called "Glorious Prints." I didn't know who Pat was when I signed up for class. I just liked the class description on ProChem's website:
Discover hundreds of ways to use silkscreen to print gorgeous cloth. Experiment with underlayments, resists, stencils, and learn in-depth techniques for printing using thickened dye. As well as color mixing and color theory, you’ll learn the silkscreen’s versatility for making fabric with exquisite color and complexity. Soy wax resist, monoprinting, stamps, and stencils – all are used with screen printing for one-of-a-kind irresistible fabric. Uncover the magic of printing with dyes!
I have wanted to learn about using dyes (as opposed to paints) on fabric, so I signed up!
On Day One, Pat took us through the basics of getting dye onto fabric.
On Day Two, Pat showed us how to make silkscreens with soy wax.
On Day Three, Pat gave us each an assignment.
As it turns out, I dumbed into the perfect class for me. Pat's work is beautiful and she taught me how easy it is to use dye, using many of the same techniques I use with paint and paper! I feel very inspired to create some artful quilts after this week with her. You can visit Pat's website (btw: she's coming to Australia and looking for places to teach!) and follow her on instagram.
Wait until you see all the gorgeous fabric I made! I'll be sharing that tomorrow!
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