I make time every day to include creativity as part of my busy life, even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time. However I never feel more creative than when I’m sharing my creative processes, or teaching others to use their creative gifts.
These last few weeks have been such a delight teaching one of my all-time favorite creative processes which is hand-dying – assemblage-style. And I’m so excited to see the beautiful fabrics and fibers that are being hand-dyed by the students in this class. Here’s some of the highlights so far.
Color theory and color wheels are the foundation of hand-dyeing. Once you know the theory, a world of color is at your finger-tips.
Manipulating color to create tints produces beautiful gradations.
Color runs are one of my personal favorite ways to create unique color palettes.
Threads & Fibers
Hand-dyeing your own threads and fibers is fun and easy.
So now that the basics have been covered, this week the fun really begins as we learn how to use all that knowledge to create beautiful one-of-a-kind hand-dyed fabric and fiber collections – assemblage-style. It really does look like quite a mess during the process.
But after it’s all over, the magic is revealed.