Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Supply List

    • Goals and objectives

    • Safety

    • Equipment and how to steam bundles

    • Alternative Bundling Method

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Week 1 Assignment

    • How to scour cellulose fabrics

    • Scouring Video

    • Important things to know about mordanting

    • How to use a digital scale and mordant amounts

    • The Math - video

    • How to mordant silk

    • How to mordant cellulose fabrics

    • Mordant Celulose Fabrics -video

    • Studio organization and practices

    • Suggested Plant List

    • Resources

  • 3

    Lesson 2a

    • Lesson 2a Goals

    • Lesson 2a Assignment

    • How to solid shade dye mordanted fabric with dye extracts

    • Logwood

    • Solid Shade Dyeing - video

  • 4

    Lesson 2b

    • Lesson 2b Goals

    • Lesson 2b Assignment

    • Eco Printing onto Naturally Dyed Fabrics

    • Iron blanket on Naturally dyed fabrics - video

    • Color Blanket

    • How to Steam Bundles

  • 5

    Lesson 3a

    • Lesson 3 Information

    • Week 3 Assignment

    • How to make Print Paste

    • How to make a print paste -video

    • How to mix dye extracts with print paste

    • How to mix extracts with print paste -video

    • How to make a print board

    • Make a simple print board -video

  • 6

    Lesson 3b

    • How to use a Thermofax screen

    • How to use a Thermofax screen video

    • Surface Design with Print Paste

    • Stencil and Paint with Dyes

    • Discharging with Tartaric Acid

    • Discharge

    • Discharge Paste - video

    • How to Steam Set Thickened Dyes and Discharge Paste

    • Steam Setting the Dyes and Discharge Paste

    • Remove Thickened Dye after steaming

  • 7

    Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4 Goal

    • Lesson 4 Assignment

    • The Tannin Affect

    • Immersion dye vat instructions

    • Fish Scales Technique

    • Fish Scales Technique - Video

    • How to make gradations of dye color

    • Direct Immersion Dyeing

    • Design Ideas

    • Iron Solution for Cellulose Fabrics

    • The Wrap Up