Category Archives: Procion MX

Carol Soderlund Workshop – ‘TRUE COLORS: Developing a Personal Palette’

Carol’s samples of dyed fabric using different sets of primary colours. In the fall I attended a Carol Soderlund workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School. ‘TRUE COLORS: Developing a Personal Palette’ Building a reference for my chosen personal palette. Early in the week, I met one-on-one with Carol for my Palette Chat where I showed her my […]

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Sprinkle Dyeing and Sun Printing at VISA, Victoria

During a Mark Makers’ summer residency at the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA) website we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and have a dyeing day outside. We set up tables and brought out buckets of water to the backyard of the school. I set up my sophisticated system for working with dye powder […]

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Yukon Cryosphere II, Hydrosphere – Work Continues

Working with slippery synthetic sheers I can’t keep the large pieces of fabric under control. Solution – hang them on the wall and take down as needed. My current problem is to find a method for making a soft material appear hard.  I have made tapered tubes. They need weights in the bottom to keep […]

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50 Shades of Grey – A Carol Soderlund Workshop at Pacific Northwest Art Centre, Washington

I was fortunate to be able to attend one of Carol Soderlund’s workshops– Carol’s website. She taught us her dyeing techniques while guiding our explorations of the colour wheel’s neutral territory. With Carol exploring neutrals is like going down a rabbit hole. Carol applies the dye in her unique way to get an even distribution […]

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VISDA Exhibition ‘Garden Tapestry’ at Portals, Duncan

Louise Slodoban, ‘In An Artist’s Garden’  Photo transfer, procion dyed cloth, mono printing, screen printing, sun prints, machine & hand stitched. Louise was inspired by a visit to Grant Leier and Nixie Barton’s Studio Garden at Yellow Point. The Vancouver Island Surface Design Association has an exhibition in the Portals gallery in the CVAC Centre of […]

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Kim Eichler-Messmer Dye Workshop

For a couple of years now I had been wanting to attend Kim Eichler-Messmer ‘s Percentage Dyeing Workshop so I signed up straight away when I saw she was coming to the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville, Washington. (Check out  their just published 2016 calendar) Kim practices and teaches a percentage system that makes it possible […]

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Jane Dunnewold Workshop

I attended Jane Dunnewold’s Dye workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville. Jane took us through many different dyeing techniques. I picked up lots of valuable tips to fine tune my dyeing practice and I was able to correct the bad habits I had developed over the years. The first exercise was to dye […]

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