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Shibori Dyed Scarf

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Make a tranquil river scene come to life with creative dyeing techniques. Wrap simple objects like sticks and stones into silk, paint with vivid colors, and watch your scarf come to life. You will leave with an exquisite 14 x 72 inch habotai silk scarf to wear or give as a gift.

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

Hand Paint Wool Yarn with Acid Dyes

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Acid dyes are lightfast, washfast, and simple to use. Learn to prepare the yarn, calculate dye amounts, make dye solutions, steam set the dye, and try different techniques on five 20g mini hanks of yarn. Class includes one 100g hank of undyed wool, latex gloves, and all dye materials.  Supply List Pencil Calculator Scissors Plastic teaspoons...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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Leather Surface Design

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Learn about natural leather as a strong, playable, silky , practical and utilitarian surface for your art: painting, relief making, handbags, accessories, bookmaking. etc. This is a session of 6 classes , 3 hours each. Students will learn properties of different kinds of leather sheets , relief making , dying , painting on leather, sew it, lace it,...

Friday Aug 23rd, 5pm - 6pm

  (6 sessions)
$1,100
for 2 students

6 sessions

Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Aug 25th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Adult Wheel Throwing

at Terra Incognito Studios - Oak Park 246 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Our classes combine students of varying skill levels. We find that this helps both the less skilled students, who learn from the more advanced students (as well as the teacher), and helps the more advanced students to articulate what, how and why they do what they do. Beginners, will receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques: centering...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

Holiday Cardinal

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Cardinals bring cheer to the winter landscape. How about making them as ornaments for the holiday? Learn to shape each part with wool, then connect it all and sculpt it to life. We’ll use hand-dyed wool and needle felting techniques, working step by step so even novice crafters will walk away with something fantastic.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 10am - 12pm

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Batik Workshop (Ages 14+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn the origins and basics of batik and ways to incorporate hot wax batik with a tajanting tool into your art, as well as how to create decorative fabrics and Earth friendly art with wax, cloth, rice paper and dye.

No Upcoming Schedules
$180

3 sessions

Dyeing To Print

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

In this one-day, five-hour course, participants will learn how to make monoprints on fabric. Techniques covered include dyeing cotton fabric and stencil screenprinting with dye and ink.  This experimental course encourages students to embrace play and experimentation. Work with artist and instructor Cassie Tompkins to develop your design, then...

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$135

Natural Dyes

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process on fabric. Looking at the world around us - flowers, tree bark, and plants, etc. - we will create natural dyes. Apply the dyes with simple resist including Shibori (Japanese stitching, pleating, twisting), over dyeing, and mordant to create a wide range of colors. Experiment on small fabric pieces as samples...

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$130

Indigo and Arashi Shibori Ages 16+

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Create patterns on fabric with various shades of indigo blues using the Arashi Shibori technique. Arashi Shibori is a resist dye technique that yields diagonal patterns. We'll begin with basic Arashi wrapping on small PVC poles, then creating more complex variations of pattern including zig-zag and bo-maki shibori. Review the supply list online.

No Upcoming Schedules
$130

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Yarn Painting & Dyeing Intro (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Knitting, weaving, crochet, embroidery and quilting all come to life with hand painted threads. Sliver put-up for spinning and fiber fusion also doable during these sessions. Perfect class regardless of your fiber addiction. Recycle yarn and/ or create your own hand painted works . Tammy covers the basics of working with fiber-reactive dyes and provide...

No Upcoming Schedules
$34

Screen-Printing with Ink & Dyes on Textiles (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to put a stencil onto a screen and print. Explore the differences between printing with inks and dyes and their reactions on different fabrics

No Upcoming Schedules
$180

4 sessions

Hand Dyed Scarf

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Create a beautifully dyed scarf.   Learn the basics of dyeing silk fabrics and experiment with batik and dip dye techniques.  Test out color swatches and then create your final product: a silk scarf hand dyed by you! 

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$45

Easter Egg Dyeing Workshop

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2646 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Design, decorate, dye, take home (and eat!) your own unique Easter eggs. Snacks and story time included. Notes: Adult required for kids under 8. Kids 8 and up may be dropped off (preferably in groups of 2-4).

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$38

Intro to Yarn Dying

at Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns - Edgewater 6054 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Let's face it yarn is more fun to knit when it is super colorful! In this hands-on workshop you will learn to dye yarn the way the pro's do it. This is still a technique that you can do in your kitchen. We will be using 3 different techniques. We will be using kool-aid, acid dyes, and flowers from our very own garden. You will start with 3 mini hanks...

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$35
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