Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silk Dyes for EVERYBODY~~~ jump in! it's fun! it's SAFE!

I've arrived in Cincinnati, and even taken my first class!

This morning, I painted/dyed/otherwise scrunched & colored silks with Marlene Glickman.  The class is called "Stencil Sensatins" and involves lots of different methods of stenciling onto fabrics....

I wished it was an all day class - it was so much fun, I didn't want to stop!

I made a lovely scrunch dyed scarf to match my sweater - and some other samples of various methods of stenciling onto fabrics, wet and dry, etc.  Wonderful teacher - very knowledgeable and patient.

I had done silk dyeing many years ago - it was beautiful, but very time consuming and messy.  Marlene's method and dyes are almost INSTANT, and there is no heat setting required, either.  Go to her website and watch her video - this is so safe and fun, you can do it with your kids and not have to worry about them sticking their painted little fingers in their mouths while they are painting the silk.

If you ever have a chance to take a class with Marlene, don't pass it up!

1 comment:

  1. glad you arrived safe, and it sounds like you are having a great time. I am so envious - these sound like fabulous workshops! Off to check out that link, thanks!


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