3 Day True Colors; Developing a Personal Palette w Carol Soderlund


3 Day True Colors; Developing a Personal Palette w Carol Soderlund

from 130.00

NOVEMBER 26-28, 2018


For the dyer, the many choices of dye colors available can lead to confusion and disappointment in color outcomes. This class will help you choose the pure color that will suit you in developing your own personal palette. Carol has dyed over 80 individual palettes, which she will share with you through slide presentations, discussions, and hands -on dyeing. Brilliant yellows, passionate purples, rich reds, astounding blues and soothing greens as well as necessary neutrals will be yours to mix using Procion MX dyes.

This class will focus on

  • developing skill in intuitive color mixing, based primarily on training the eye

  • an understanding of the relationship between colors

  • understanding warm and cool contrasts

  • choosing your personal palette of pure reds, yellow, and blues, from which all hues can be mixed

  • how to dye saturated, brilliant colors, and avoid mud when you choose to

  • how to create interesting complex neutrals (Bring on the mud puddles!)

  • how to shade from value to value and hue to hue

Students will dye up from 8 to 30 yards of cotton (depending on whether one-yard cuts or fat quarter cuts are chosen) using low water immersion techniques. On the first day, we will develop concepts through lecture and discussion, and do some exercises to get familiar with the pure hues. On the days following, we will dye yardage using low water immersion techniques, resulting in both solid-colored and multi-colored cloth and explore the possibilities of layering color to enrich the palette, both through overdyeing and through numerous printmaking techniques.

about Carol:

Carol began dyeing fabric in 1988 when she couldn’t find the colors she needed to bring the vision of a quilt to life. With her hand-dyed fabric she was able to create the quilt, which subsequently won Best of Show at the 1989 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Since then, dyeing and surface design processes have become an enduring interest for her.

As a quilt artist, Carol is known for her use of color to create transparent, luminous, and dimensional effects of great subtlety. Her work incorporates hand-dyed, hand-printed, and discharged fabric in combination with commercial fabrics and intensive stitching.

Carol maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the United States and in Canada, teaching her color mixing techniques at ProChemical & Dye in Massachusetts and Nancy Crow’s Timber Frame Barn in Ohio and Pacific Northwest Art School in Washington. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally in such venues as International Quilt Festival (where she was a Best of Show winner!) Visions, Husqvarna Viking Masterpieces touring Exhibition.

For Carol, the ability to dye any color and the increased understanding of the interaction of colors opens the door to spontaneity and intuitive use of color in her work. It is this joyful key to color she hopes to give her students.

You can secure your space in this workshop with a $130 Deposit, balance due March 9, 2018

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