Two Days with Ginny Eckley
January 12-13 (workshop). Ginny will be speaking at our FASA meeting at 10:00 on January 14.
Dye, Print, & Paint – Learn stunning combinations of techniques
using silk-screens & non-toxic paints & dyes. We’ll start by painting
and dying fabrics. Using instant set dye, you’ll discover fun, fast & brilliant
ways to manipulate color on silk. Techniques will include how to apply
even color, faux shibori, fun with marbles, rubber bands and clothes pins!
For cottons, we’ll use both transparent and opaque paints. Working with
color mixing & color blending, we’ll achieve dynamic results.
The second day of our workshop, we’ll add imagery using silk screens. They can be used on
all fabrics, creating the full range of soft imagery to
Discover the flexibility of dyeing, painting & printing, going back & forth
between the techniques as you work to create amazing results.
What to bring: If you have a fabric stash, bring silks and cottons. Realize that white fabric allows
the most possibilities, but all light colored fabrics are an option.
For silks, if you plan to sew on it,
I recommend a weight that is 12 MM or higher. Those thin, fly away scarves are usually 6 – 8 mm,
White on white fabrics are really fun, as when they are dyed,
the pattern shows up more. Feel free to email me if you have questions of what will work best.
We will be cutting the fabrics to approximately 15″ x 18″ , so even some of your remnants will be fun to use.
Everyone works at their own pace, but bring 6 pieces to play with. If in doubt, don’t cut your fabric until you are in class.
I will have white high thread count cotton and a variety of silks, for purchase, if you prefer.
Wear old clothes and an apron, bring 1 roll of paper towels and gloves.
Cost for 2 day workshop is $130
Enrollment is limited to 20
Make checks payable to FASA
Bring to the November FASA meeting or mail to: ( no later than November 12, 2018 )
Bonnie Davis 12322 Capeswood St. San Antonio, Texas 78249
Wildflowers at Dusk : Created using a combination of painting and printing on cotton.
The second image, attached is called Carmine Bee Eaters.
Dyed, Printed and Painted on Silk Crepe.