Easy and Fun Silk Dyeing Classes

Don’t forget you have until Friday to get in on my giveaway of one of the Quilting Arts issues with my ice dyeing article in it. Just head on over to this post, and comment.

I’m excited about teaching a couple classes locally. I usually spend most of my dyeing time with fiber reactive dyes, but every so often I play with Colorhue dyes. They are instant set color that requires no prep – just playing time! It’s a great way to be introduced to dyeing and since there is little waiting time, the completed scarf can be worn home from the class! It’s also pretty safe for kids. The only drawback is they don’t work on cotton. But they are lovely on silk!

bluescarfMy Easy and Fun Silk Dyeing classes will take place Thursday, October 22 from 10 – noon at Studio 4905 in Henderson, Kentucky and Saturday, November 14 from 10 – noon at Scattered Art in Newburgh, Indiana. To register for the Studio 4905 class, Call Sherry at 270-869-4469. For the Scattered Art class call Dolly at 812-490-0074. The cost of the class is $40 which includes two scarves and all supplies.

For my local readers, I demonstrated dyeing with these dyes on WEHT Local Lifestyles program Wednesday.  I was so excited to share this with the local TV viewing audience. Here is the link to the first video segment of the program.

They’ve not posted the video of the results at the end of the program so here are the two scarves. Ange, the host, painted the yellow and turquoise one.

These are just samples of scarves that can be created. Color choices and designs will be up to students. The scarves we will be working with in class will be longer than those pictured which are 8 by 54 inches. We’ll be working with 8 by 72 inches, giving us more area to play! Additional blank scarves will be available for purchase. These would make great Christmas gifts.

If you are local and have any questions about my classes, feel free to email me at lheines at wowway dot com.

In addition to preparing for the TV segment and the classes, I’ve been doing a bit more ice dyeing.



And while I was on vacation I drew a few more mandalas. I’m still in love with them.

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The kids missed being together while we were gone. We board them, but they don’t get to stay in the same cage. So the day we picked them up, they spent quality time together.

tiredkittiesThen later Puddin posed for a glamour shot.


Well, that’s all for now. Looking forward to sharing some patterns I found in Colorado. As always, thanks for dropping by.