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Snow Dyeing Workshop

  • Fernie Arts Station Fernie, BC, V0B Canada (map)

Snow Dyeing Workshop


Saturday, April 14, 2018 (10:00am to 3:00pm)
Sunday, April 15, 2018 (10:00am to 12:00pm)


Fernie Arts Station




Day 1:

We will all set up tables outside at the Arts Station, 2 persons per table. I will provide a short demo and instruction of the process and handouts will be provided. Handouts will include some suggestions for different color affects and results and some guidelines for color recipes. I will also provide the soda ashe pre-soak for everyone’s fabrics.

Once our pieces are set up outside, together we will move our tables and experiments inside to melt overnight.

Day 2:

Depending on the melt rate of our pieces we can change the meet time. I expect that they will be ready to rinse latest by noon? I will demonstrate the finishing process by rinsing out a few examples. The rinsing and finishing of individual dye pieces can occur at individuals homes in the washing machine with synthropol provided. Clean up at the Arts Station meet back at 3 pm to share.

Will Include

  • 2 yds of cotton pfd fabric per person

  • 6 colors of dye powders to choose from (share between 10 people)

  • small amount of synthropol wash soap  

  • 1 dust mask

  • recipes and suggestions for successful color combinations

Supply List

  • long rubber gloves

  • 2 low plastic storage bins

  • 2 lengths of bug screen to cover 2 bins

  • 8-10 bull dog clips to hold bug screen in place

  • plastic sleeves to protect your handouts

  • pen paper to take notes

  • warm clothes and appropriate footwear for being outside and in the snow

  • cloth rags or paper towel

  • 1 larger bucket to share between 2 people to scoop snow.

  • camera to document your before and after pictures.

  • 2-3 ice cream buckets or large ziplock plastic bags to transport dyed pieces home to wash.

  • possibly a container for melted dye water for you to save and possibly dye more. (it might be muddy or who knows?)






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