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Fri, Oct 04


Providence Renewal Centre

Paint, Ink, Dye Your Own Fabrics with Susan Jensen

Nothing is more satisfying than using your own fabrics for your landscapes art pieces!

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Paint, Ink, Dye Your Own Fabrics with Susan Jensen
Paint, Ink, Dye Your Own Fabrics with Susan Jensen

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6C1, Canada


About the event


Nothing is more satisfying than using your own fabrics for your landscapes art pieces!  In this workshop, Susan will show you how to use different mediums such as paints, inks, dyes and their myriad of uses to create your own fabrics and fibers for use in your landscapes and fibre artwork.     Susan Jensen is an accomplished quilter, pattern designer and fibre artist. She takes inspiration from the beauty in nature, and loves to photograph the waters, woodlands, and gardens in her home province of British Columbia.

 What Does the Student Bring to Class?

 1 metre of fabric (prepared for dyeing - PFD) See Class prep below (Note:  Susan likes to use TrendTex 1377-10 Cotton Lawn)

  • Apron
  • A set of Rubber Gloves or surgical gloves
  • Box of Freezer paper
  • Roll of Paper Towel
  • Plastic bags to take any wet fabrics that are not dry by end of class
  • Old pressing cloth (it will get stained a little) (Note this will also be used in the dye portion of class as well)
  • Wear old clothes
  • bring your lunch

Inks portion of class

  • Prepared for dyeing fabric -  1 – 8”x 10” rectangle
  • Rubbing Alcohol – 70% or higher
  • Hand embroidery hoop – 6” – 7” (I use a small snap of frame)
  • 2 Pipettes
  • Paper Towel
  • 1 Package of Sharpie coloured markers

Paint portion of class

  • Prepared for dyeing Fabric – manageable pieces
  • 2” flat paint brush
  • Small shallow containers to mix your paints in, should be min. ½” in depth.  (i.e. tuna fish cans, aluminium foil tart tins)
  • Large Yogurt container for water
  • Artist’s Sponges (available at Michaels)
  • Acrylic paints – in a variety of colours
  • Spray bottle that produces a fine mist
  • Golden’s GAC 900 - Fabric heat Painting Medium (can be found at Michael’s, The Gilded Rabbit, The Paint Spot

Dye portion of class

  • Prepared for dyeing fabric – (1)  8 x 10” rectangle
  • ½ tsp measuring spoon
  • Black Micron pen .05
  • Pencil
  • Dippity Doo Sport #9 Hair Gel (Dark blue bottle)
  • Eye makeup brushes (I get them at the dollar store)
  • (4) 3” aluminum foil tart tins to put mix dyes in
  • 1 – 13” x 21”aluminum foil tray to contain the mix dyed
  • Plastic spoon for mixing
  • Face Mask to wear while mixing dyes.

A kit is included in the registration and includes the following:

  • Use of Procion Dyes
  • Soda Ash

Preparation prior to class:

 Cut up your prepared for dyeing fabric in a variety of sizes:

  • (2)  8” x 10” rectangles (used in Inks and Dyes portion of the class)
  • Remaining fabric into smaller manageable pieces (used in Paints portion of the class)

Prepared for dyeing fabric:

This fabric can be purchased ready to use either online or possibly from a local art or fabric shop. If you have time, you can also prepare your fabric at home by pre-wash your cotton fabric in warm, soapy water without fabric softener.   

Workshop Details

Friday, October 4 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  LOCATION Providence Renewal Centre 3005 - 119 St NW Edmonton  Open to FFAA members only. Either with an individual membership or through a member Guild   Maximum Students = 16   Registration Fee is $70 per student



Registration and payment is available on our website. Once you pay for your spot, you will receive an automatic confirmation of your registration. Please note there are no refunds. If you find you cannot attend, the onus is on you to find your replacement. A wait list can be found on FaceBook, "FFAA Wait List". Students can communicate with those wanting to take your place and exchange the registration fee.

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