Disperse Dyeing: Using Disperse Dyes to Transfer Images onto Fabrics

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


About Valerie:  An award winning Fiber Artist, Valerie has been creating quilts for almost twenty years. She is a retired Art educator from the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington D.C. and she continues to share her passion for textiles, through teaching and presenting lectures nationally. “I am first and foremost, a storyteller. I have specific ideas and messages I want to express in my Art. I work with intent. My goal is to create Art that suggests new considerations for objects that are mundane and familiar. As a multi-media artist, I have chosen to express myself using textile. This multi-media approach includes textile paint, dye, and markers as well as removing and adding color. The process of layering in cloth is what particularly attracts me in. I’m attempting to produce cloth that is mysterious; the idea of seeing almost invisible images created by color and stitch intrigues me”. Valerie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; and recently was the featured artist in The SAQA Journal.

Course Description: Upon completion of this mini workshop participants will create and investigate a variety of Disperse Dye techniques. To include: Scrunch Printing, Plastic Wrap, Mono printing, stamping, stencils and Paint brush. This surface design class will add yet another tool for creating exciting multi-media textile design. Designed to appeal to all levels to include beginners and experienced artists.

Supply List

  • Fabric
  • Washed polyester fabric 65% polyester and 35% cotton Light colors only
  • You may also use 100% polyester fabric wash first to remove the sizing
  • Paper for transfer drawings Photo copy paper will work fine
  • Fabric Crayons (Joanne Fabrics) OR I will also have some for sale small supply fee.
  • Transfer Pens (Joanne Fabrics)
  • Iron and surface to iron your samples
  • Texture
    • Lace, Brushes, Salt, leaves, Sponges, Plastic wrap, Stencils,
    • Rubbing plates (I will loan for class)
  • Small Sheets of Acetate (I will provide, small supply fee)

Date:  Saturday, 10/23/2021, 10:00-4:00 pm with a half an hour for lunch

Cost:  $125.00 on PayPal, participants will need to bring a check for $20.00 for use of dyes, made out to “Valerie White”.

Location: The Golden Quilt Company, 1108 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401. Located in downtown Golden; parking is free on weekends, but getting to Golden early is recommended since it parking fills up quickly.


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