indigo dyeing for beginners

with charlotte hamlin of lottie-da studios

$75, plus materials • Please bring a bag lunch

Learn how to use indigo dye and traditional binding methods to make fabulous one-of-a-kind fabric! The five hour workshop is geared towards beginning dyers: we will cover indigo vat preparation, historic/global uses of indigo and resist techniques, how to use and maintain the indigo vat and basic forms of mechanical resists for indigo. Students will have ample time for shibori resist practice and vat dipping. Incorporate your indigo fabric into quilts, clothing, bags, home decorating and more!

About Charlotte: Charlotte Hamlin currently teaches in the Textile Design and Fiber Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was a finalist in Sculpture/Installation for the 2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards and has received residencies at Ucross in Wyoming and at the Edward Albee Foundation in New York. Her work has appeared in national and regional shows including the Chautauqua International for Fiberart, Textiles: Contemplative Language in Edwardsville IL, and Contemporary Visions in Bridgeport CT. She is a talented lady and a kindred spirit!

2 SEPARATE DATES TO CHOOSE FROM:

MONDAY, JULY 14TH, 10:00 TO 3:00 (with an hour lunch break)
OR
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH, 10:00 TO 3:00 (with an hour lunch break)

screenprinting for beginners

with charlotte hamlin of lottie-da studios

$85, plus materials • Please bring a bag lunch

Using prepared screens and pre-selected images, Charlotte will teach you how to prep for printing, how to mix fiber reactive dyes & inks and how to screenprint onto fabric. You'll also learn about printing practices from all over the globe. You can use almost any type of fabric for your screenprinting, from linen to cotton and more. We've got lots of linen and PFD (prepared for dyeing) pure white cotton fabric at the shop. A perfect introduction into the world of screenprinting!

Note: Due to time constraints, students will NOT be designing their own images for screenprinting. Instead, Charlotte is providing a library of different images to choose from. Students will have the opportunity to try many different designs and create custom fabric!

About Charlotte: Charlotte Hamlin currently teaches in the Textile Design and Fiber Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was a finalist in Sculpture/Installation for the 2001 Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards and has received residencies at Ucross in Wyoming and at the Edward Albee Foundation in New York. Her work has appeared in national and regional shows including the Chautauqua International for Fiberart, Textiles: Contemplative Language in Edwardsville IL, and Contemporary Visions in Bridgeport CT. She is a talented lady and a kindred spirit!

2 SEPARATE DATES TO CHOOSE FROM:

TUESDAY, JULY 15TH, 10:00 TO 4:00 (with an hour lunch break)
OR

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH, 10:00 TO 4:00 (with an hour lunch break)

Both sessions of the Screenprinting workshops with Charlotte are now sold out: please call 207 563 5002 to be placed on the wait list... thanks!