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July Workshop: Intro to Fabric Dying with Cheryl Lynch

  • July 16, 2021
  • July 17, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • July 16, 2021, 4:30 PM 8:30 PM (MDT)
  • July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • online using Zoom
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  • Discount for members who pay by 7/9/21 while space is available.
  • Regular admission for ACQ members while space is available.
  • Regular admission for non-members while space is available.

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Intro to Fabric Dying with Cheryl Lynch

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.


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:

  • Cheryl Lynch Quilts

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Download Supply List  Updated Intro to Fabric Dyeing Supplies.pdf 

Download Pre-Class Prep Instructions:  Pre-Class Preparations.pdf

Order information for Required kit:
PRO Chemical and Dye carries the required dye and suggested fabric. Purchase the Gradation Dye Kit in the color of your choice. PRO Chemical and Dye also carries prepared for dying (PFD) cotton fabric.  You'll need 5 yds. The samples in the picture above were made with the Style 300 cotton muslin. 

Be sure to order your kit with plenty of time for shipping.

Ask Cheryl directly if you have questions about the kits.


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