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Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Sep 18, 2022 10:00AM—5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Want to try out weaving? Then, this is the class for you! You’ll learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom – a simple but fully functional loom that allows you to weave light pieces, such as placemats, dish towels, scarves, shawls, or fabric for clothing. In just one day you’ll learn about rigid heddle…

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Eco Print on Paper Naturally and in Color

Jul 31, 2022 10:00AM—5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Eco printing (also known as botanical printing) is a natural dyeing technique that allows you to imprint images of leaves, plants, and flowers directly on paper. In this class, you’ll learn to create your own unique, beautiful, and colorful designs with plants you bring from home and you’ll learn additional techniques to add color to the background…

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Eco Print with Silk and Wool in Color

Jul 30, 2022 10:00AM—5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Eco printing (also known as botanical printing) is a natural dyeing technique that allows you to imprint images of leaves, plants, and flowers directly on wool and silk using a water bath process. In this class, you’ll learn to create your own unique, beautiful, and colorful designs with plants you bring from home and you’ll…

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A Natural-Dyed Color Wheel

Jun 11, 2022 10:00AM—5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Colors can be arranged in a circle or color wheel to visually show the basic relationships between them. You probably made one as a child, mixing red, yellow, and blue paints to make new, intermediate colors. In this class, though, you’ll use natural dyes to create your own yarn/fiber color wheel. Working collaboratively, you’ll start indigo, cochineal, and osage…

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Homegrown Dye Garden Project

Mar 03, 2022—Dec 31, 2022

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Join our inaugural Homegrown Dye Garden Project and be part of a new community growing natural dyestuffs. Your involvement can be as big or small as you would like – a full dye garden or a pot on your porch. We’ll support you throughout the growing season with information including plant suggestions and growing tips,…

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Beginning Batik

Mar 19, 2022 12:30PM—4:30PM

You can create batik fabrics and garments more beautiful and unique than you can imagine using beeswax and fiber reactive dyes! In this introductory class, you’ll learn several techniques for applying wax resist to fabric – with paint brushes, Indonesian tjanting tools, hand carved Indian wood blocks made specially for batik, and metal Malaysian stamps.…

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Incredible Ice Dye

Mar 20, 2022 12:30PM—4:30PM

Explore an incredibly beautiful way to dye cellulose (plant-based) fabrics without mixing or weighing any dyes at all. You’ll learn about the two different ice dye methods (“on the rack” and “in the muck”) and you’ll learn several ways to manipulate your fabric and garments before applying dye. You’ll also receive in-depth information about the chemistry of…

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True Blue. Indigo Blue.

Mar 27, 2022 11:00AM—5:30PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Blue is more than just one of the colors of a rainbow: We are surrounded by blue sky and blue water; blue calms and relaxes us, and blue is, by many accounts, the most popular color in the world. There aren’t many sources of natural blue dye, though. Indigo, a pigment derived from indigo plants,…

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Tour ChadAlice Hagen’s Studio!

Jan 09, 2022 2:00PM—4:00PM

Resist dyer, feltmaker, and bookbinder ChadAlice Hagen is going to take us on a pre-recorded tour of her subterranean dyeing and felting studio where she prepares her felts, gathers her two billion weird tools and clamps, and maintains a stovetop of boiling dye pots. Then, she’ll meet us live upstairs in her book studio to show…

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One Pot Magic: Surprising and Satisfying Natural Dye Rainbows

Oct 09, 2021 9:30AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Beautiful, coordinating fleece and yarn can be dyed in one pot. The process is easy: Just layer multiple natural dyestuffs with the materials to be dyed, add a bit of water, cook, cool, and then reveal your one-of-a-kind colorway. It’s the easy way to create unique, natural color combinations! In this hands-on class. you’ll explore the process…

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Hand Printing on Cloth with Natural Dyes

Sep 18, 2021 1:00PM—Sep 19, 2021 5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Explore the exciting possibilities of natural dye print pastes in this part demo, part hands-on class. Day 1 will include observing dye extraction and paste production followed by using pre-mixed pastes made from traditional natural dye substances to screen and/or block print, paint, and stencil on a variety of cloth samples. Day 2 will focus on processing…

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Simple Shibori

Jul 11, 2021 12:30PM—4:30PM

Shibori techniques create resist patterns that are revealed only after dyeing. There are many different styles of Shibori, but tie-dyeing is one of the simpler, faster ways to produce an amazing variety of Shibori patterns. In this class, you’ll clamp, bind, fold, or wrap your plant-based fabrics before immersion dyeing them with fiber reactive dyes. Experiment with…

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Incredible Ice Dye

Jul 10, 2021 12:30PM—4:30PM

Explore an incredibly beautiful way to dye cellulose (plant-based) fabrics without mixing or weighing any dyes at all. You’ll use two different ice dye methods (“on the rack” and “in the muck”) and learn dozens of ways to manipulate your fabric and garments before applying dye. You’ll also receive in-depth information about the chemistry of the dyes,…

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White to Wow – Kitchen Safe Dyeing

Apr 03, 2021 1:00PM—Apr 17, 2021 2:00PM

Learn to dye with food coloring and Easter egg dyes and create beautiful hand-dyed yarns with minimum fuss and maximum fun! We’ll send you the dyes, wool yarn, and instructions and then guide you through the kitchen-safe process virtually. Session 1 will be a live presentation covering the materials in your kit and how to use them.…

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Hand Printing on Cloth With Natural Dyes

Mar 20, 2021 1:00PM—Mar 21, 2021 5:00PM

Explore the exciting possibilities of natural dye print pastes in this part demo, part hands-on class. Day 1 at the SEFAA Center will include observing dye extraction and paste production and using pre-mixed pastes for screen and/or block printing, painting and stenciling. Rinse and dry your work overnight and then on Day 2, we’ll gather virtually to review…

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Beginning Eco Print Dyeing

Oct 11, 2020 3:30PM—6:00PM

Eco Printing is a form of natural dyeing where impressions from plant material are transferred to fabric. Fresh and/or dried leaves, stems, flowers, buds, seeds, bark, and roots from garden and locally foraged plants can all be used. The resulting eco prints can be clearly defined or diffuse and are unique to the materials used,…

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White to Wow – Kitchen Safe Dyeing

Aug 22, 2020 1:00PM—2:00PM

Learn to dye with food coloring and Easter egg dyes and create beautiful hand-dyed yarns with minimum fuss and maximum fun! You’ll dye a skein of sprinkle yarn with crushed Easter egg dyes and then you’ll dye several smaller solid-color skeins that coordinate. We’ll send you the dyes and the yarn and guide you through the…

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White to Wow – Kitchen Safe Dyeing

Aug 08, 2020 1:00PM—2:00PM

Learn to dye with food coloring and Easter egg dyes and create beautiful hand-dyed yarns with minimum fuss and maximum fun! You’ll dye a skein of sprinkle yarn with crushed Easter egg dyes and then you’ll dye several smaller solid-color skeins that coordinate. We’ll send you the dyes and the yarn and guide you through the…

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Past | Archive

June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 23, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 21, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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June Book Club Meeting

Jun 21, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 16, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 14, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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