June 10 Guild Meeting: It's Demo Night! Time to start thinking about the 2022 Festival of Quilts!Guests are free this month. Register now.
This is a great introductory workshop to cotton fabric dyeing. Starting with 3 colors of dye ( a gradation kit from Pro Chemical 7 Dye), and 5 yards of white cotton fabric, you will end up with 30, yes 30 fat eighths of high quality hand dyed fabric in an assortment of colors. This will give you a great palette to work with. In addition to these fabrics, see what happens when you include black & white fabrics.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
I made my first quilt out of Marimekko fabric as an impoverished chemistry graduate student at M.I.T. It took another 17 years for me to make my second one – after a corporate career and some child rearing.
When we moved to Pennsylvania, my sons were both in school and I started taking some basic quilting classes to occupy my time. It didn't take long before I fell in love with quilting and started to design my own quilts. I then started teaching at a local quilt shop. At the request of my students, I developed my own line of Judaic quilt patterns.
Fascinated by the color and texture of fabric, I discovered that I could create art and folk art without knowing how to paint with a brush. The challenge became how to turn my ideas into a quilt.
I find that I "build" my quilts one section at a time. Putting together the pieces of the puzzle is both challenging and energizing. This process sometimes necessitates the development of a new technique or use of a non-traditional fabric.
My inspiration for my quilts comes from the emotions I feel for my family as well as my love of nature and cycling. I have many creative moments while riding my bicycle through the scenic byways of our country.
Then I can't wait to return to my studio to translate those ideas into fabric.
Learn more about Cheryl Lynch:
SUPPLIES & KITS REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP:
Download Supply List Updated Intro to Fabric Dyeing Supplies.pdf
Download Pre-Class Prep Instructions: Pre-Class Preparations.pdf
Be sure to order your kit with plenty of time for shipping.
MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS
2nd Thursdays: currently online
When we can be in person:First Plymouth Congregational Church3501 S. Colorado Blvd.Englewood, CO
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