Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jan Myers Fabric Dyeing Classes At Nancy Crow's Barn

I have signed up for another class with Jan at Nancy's Barn in Ohio in the fall. I debated with myself about fitting it in my schedule. I am so glad I made my decision in time to get in the class. The class is full already and it is almost 6 months away.

If you would like to see the rest of my posts about Jan's class just click on her name on my right sidebar.

This a rerun of a post from the last class I took with Jan.

I'm enjoying Jan's Advanced Shibori class. It has been quite a few years since I took her beginning Shibori class. I did a lot of Shibori after I took that class.
It's like riding a bicycle - you don't forget how to do it. We're here to learn more new things and refine some of the things we have previously learned.
We started today with a exchange of fabric swatches we had dyed.
We also showed work we had done and told what our goals were for the class.
Several people had great quilts to share with the class.
When I showed Pauline's work last week it was hard to see. She is also in this class and she brought this spectacular quilt to share.

Susan made this stunning quilt after participating in Jan's Shibori class.

After we shared our work we dyed fabric with 4 different black dyes. It was amazing the difference between the blacks. Add to this the fact that class members had different fabrics and there was even more variety.
We then took the fabrics outside and discharged the black color with Soft Scrub cleanser, Dishwasher gel, and thickened bleach. Each product gave different results.
After that we started on the things we wanted to work on. I am trying several different things and hope some willl be successful.


Elizabeth B said...

I'm thrilled you're going to be in this class. I've lurked on your blog for a couple of years, and ended up taking Carol Soderlund & Jan Myers classes partially because of the work I saw you do. And I'll be at the Barn in October doing Jan's class as well, so I'll look forward to meeting you! Not only do I love your work, I'm a big fan of the puzzles as well!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

That is so neat Elizabeth.
I am looking forward to getting to know you.