this workshop to our email readers in March and promptly sold
out in 2 weeks. This was an exploration of textile design focusing
primarily on using dyes. We were very excited since this workshop
covered a wide array of techniques that everyone wanted to learn.
So back by popular demand we shall be offering an even better
workshop on September 21st and 22nd.
be a comprehensive two-day dyeing and fabric design course taught
by Erin Hickey and myself. Erin has excelled and shown great talent
in using a wide range of dyes and paints in the past few years.
Experimenting and creating one of a kind fabric for her fashion
designs and while working full time as a colour technologist at
Zellers. My unique approach to dyeing over the past 10 years has
always been with simplifying the processes to make it more fun
each of our technical and creative experience, we’ll cover a wide
range of topics using dyes and paints. Students will come away
with yards of fabrics.
- immersion dyeing
- colour mixing
- working with different
- sun printing
- dip dyeing
- batch dyeing
- discharging and illuminating
- cold batik technique
- arashi shibori
The course will be $195.00
+ GST with all materials included. Workshop is held at our Markham
store between 10-4 both days. Pre-registration and pre-payment
is required. Please call or email for more details and to register.
For those less mobile within the city, transportation can be arranged.
aside, let's cut to the chase and get to the reason
everyone loves receiving our newsletters is for the
SALES. Be sure to mark down your calendar on August
24th and 25th for our 3rd Annual Sale! This is the
only time of the year that EVERYTHING we sell is on
sale. More details inside! So now that everyone's
back from marking their calendar, I can continue with
a more personal update on things relating to my life
and the company's. G&S Dye is having a great year
so far. We've been full of energy and enthusiasm coming
off a great workshop season. What started off slowly,
ended extremely well with two great Silk Painting
and Dyeing Workshops. The first class was Rita Lange's
last Advanced Silk Painting workshop before moving
to Italy with her family. She's probably at this moment
lounging at a cafe, sipping iced tea (doesn't drink
coffee) in sunny Venice (can you sense the envy).
Although Rita's moved away, we expect to be hooking
up with another great teacher next year. Stay tuned!
The second class was a new workshop that we offered
in June to our email readers and sold out so quickly
there weren't spots for our regular "mail" newsletter
readers. Erin, our newest employee and I had 2 great
days teaching everyone how to dye fabrics. We covered
over a dozen different textile design techniques from
Shibori, dip dye, immersion dye, tie dye, illuminate
painting/printing, poly chromatic printing and many
more. It was such a success, we shall be offering
the class again in the middle of September. On a personal
note, my golfing has improved steadily. I'm finally
breaking 100 regularly. For a weekend hacker it's
a major milestone. I am on pace to play quite a few
rounds this year and this steady improvement sure
allows me to enjoy the summer of 2001.
August 24th and 25th,
two for all the details