Marbling on Fabric- workshop


Marbling on Fabric- workshop



Marbling on Fabric

Using age-old methods, colors are floated on a liquid thickened with carrageen moss, to create wonderful patterns which are then transferred onto silks and cottons. The ancient art of marbling onto fabrics provides endless possibilities for decorative surfaces which can be used as stand-alone works of art or form the basis for further embellishment such as embroidery, quilting, beadwork and more.

This method of surface decoration produces totally unique works of art which it is impossible to repeat, giving a very personal touch to a range of fabrics which can be used for interior design, fashion, scarves and shawls as well as small gift items.

This course is for beginners as well as those who have experience in this ancient and fascinating method of decoration. A day of pure indulgence, producing unique designs on fabric using traditional techniques.

Skills/Techniques Covered:

equipment and materials 
the carrageen ground
the marbling colors 
fabrics with alum ready for printing
Printing technique

Level: This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners.


Materials are included in your course fee.
powdered carrageen moss – 1oz
alum (with instructions) – 1oz
1 gallon  distilled water
range of marbling paints for use during course
use of equipment
2 practice cotton fabric pieces
2 practice silk fabric pieces

 The instructor will provide the following materials for each student, at a cost of $12.00 per person:
option of a silk scarf blank please request in advance of the course
Instructor will accept cash, check or credit card

Please bring with you:

Disposable kitchen towels
rubber gloves
6 yogurt containers with lids and some kind of box in which to stand them (to stop them falling over)
a couple of kebab sticks or knitting needles
apron (preferably fabric rather than PVC wipe clean)
12 pieces of smooth surface fabric, silks, cottons, up to size 20” x 20” (these MUST be torn to size, not cut). 
Lunch ( or you may opt to visit local restaurant)

Daily Program
Coffee is available from 9.45am. Workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 3:00 p.m
Cost: $120- class limited to 4


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