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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class.  We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Dyeing with Nature

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Forage for your dye from nature, grow some in your garden, or grab from your kitchen!  In this class you'll learn why we need to properly prep your fabrics, use natural materials to get lasting colors, and how to use modifiers to change shades or fix your work.  Even some shibori and bundle dyeing.  Each student will get to dye...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 9pm

Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Don't be afraid of your sewing machine!  Book and then schedule a time that works for you.  The calendar shows availability every Monday evening, but other dates/times possible. An email will be sent with sign up to discuss a date/time that works for both of us.  Generally I am available weekday/end evenings and some Friday mornings....

Friday Sep 20th, 10am - 1pm

Block Printing Fabric Yardage

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials, but then get right into carving!  Our goal will be to repeat pattern print one yard of fabric! Students should come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with.  Simple designs work best, and then you can add detail as you carve away. ...

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Rust and Tea Dyeing

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Rusty objects don't need to be thrown away! Learn how to use them to dye your fabric in this quick fun workshop. Students will learn several techniques on how to use natural forming iron oxide creatively, how to treat your fabrics, and the fun you can have when natural dyes are added. Class runs about 2 hours. Materials provided. Students are welcome...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

World of Natural Dyes; A Month Long Series

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Learn all about the many historically rich techniques using all natural dyes stuffs, where the come from, the social significance in ancient cultures, and how to forage for you own materials. Normally booked as a 3hr session, this is a special intensive that will meet once a week for a month, allowing for more techniques and skills to be demonstrated...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

Stencil Silkscreening

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Learn how to silkscreen your own design using a stencil! Great into to silkscreen class. Using your design, we start immediately cutting stencils with an exacto blade.    We'll experiment printing with multiple inks, dyes, and resists so you can see the many possibilities silkscreening can offer. Students should come with their design...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 5pm - 7:30pm

2 Day Screenprinting Textiles: Repeat Pattern Printing

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Textile and fashion lovers, love this class! 4 student maximum and now with FREE studio day pass. You'll be introduced to the materials, shown different methods of printing, and become more comfortable with the process. We'll learn how to measure and register to print repeat patterns on fabric yardage for a seamless look. Each student will create...

Thursday Oct 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$275

2 sessions

Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Learn the traditional art of shibori dye techniques and magical indigo dye in this extended session. Normally booked individually, this is a special intensive that will meet once a week for a month, allowing for more techniques and skills to be demonstrated and more time to accomplish them! Day 1 Intro class will focus on creating the indigo vat using...

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 12:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

2 Day Screenprinting T-Shirts: 2 Color Press

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Have you wanted to print your own tshirts? Or need a refresher course to get comfortable with the materials again? (2 days class time, plus free studio pass) In this class you'll be introduced to the materials, shown different methods of printing, and become more comfortable with the process. We'll learn how to set up, register, and production style...

Sunday Oct 13th, 11am - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$275

2 sessions

Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Explore dyeing with nature, specifically using the magical bundle dye methods. In this workshop we talk about mordants and modifiers and how they relate to this particular dye method. 3 different pots will be prepared so that students can experiment the many ways you can use heat, steam, and minerals to bring different results and change the colors...

Saturday Oct 5th, 10am - 11pm

Fun with Reactive Dyes

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Not just for tie-dye!  Fiber reactive dyes are amazing because they bond with your fabric to create saturated, light fast, long lasting color.  And not only that, you can use them in soooo many fun ways.  Take this class and learn all the tricks! We'll experiment with Low Immersion, Dye Baths, Dipping, Mottled, Fun in a Bag, Ice/Snow...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Advanced Shibori with Indigo and Color

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

In this intermediate class, part 2 in my series, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and get into more difficult shibori techniques and fine tune what you have already learned.  More difficult techniques are shown like Tatsumaki, Miura, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist. NOW with a fun addition...

Sunday Dec 8th, 5pm - 8pm

Stitching Resist Shibori

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

This is an intermediate class, part 3 in my series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Karamatsu, Guntai, capping, and Boshi will be shown.  Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend.   An all natural batch of indigo will...

Sunday Nov 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$95

2 sessions

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Learn ALL Silkscreen

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Students will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting in this 2 DAY course. Your instructor will start with a demo of the process, and then go through the proper materials and techniques. Students will be shown the different ways one can get an image onto a screen, and a few different production methods of printing. By the end of class you will be...

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$380

3 sessions

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