the Dye Dept.
Textile Arts, Dyeing and Costume Breakdown

Our Clients

The Dye Dept., now over 10 years old(!), continues having the pleasure of working on many of the film and television productions in Vancouver. Sometimes we do all the dyeing, breakdown and textile arts needed by the Costume department, sometimes specific jobs for Costumes, Props or Set Dec.

Clients 2014-2016   
In each of 2014 and 2015 we did dyeing and breakdown, and sometimes special skills textile arts, for over 60 different productions.  For some series, we do all that they need for the whole season. For others, we do single projects. Our work continues to include experiments and discoveries as well as tried and true techniques. 

2016 was the busiest year yet for film production in Vancouver and proved to be full and fulfilling for the Dye Dept.  Breakdown and dyeing for Birth of the Dragon continued well into 2016; throughout the year we continued dyeing and specific projects with the superhero trio of series Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Flash; we enjoyed the breakdown and dyeing for Zoo Season 2; enjoyed the interesting work from Dirk Gently with designer Antoinette Messam, and many more.

In 2017 we look forward to continuing work with Costumes, Props and Set Dec departments, and are hoping to finalize tests developing natural dye techs and to begin experiments with laser cutting and weaving optical fibres.

Client List: 2013
A selection of our 2013 clients follows:

Features (specific projects and back up)
Big Eyes
Conflagration
Tomorrowland
Greenfire Prod.

Series amd Pilots
King and Maxwell
Backstrom
Arrow Costumes
Arrow Props
Tomorrow People
Continuum
Almost Human
Motive (Season 2)
High Moon (pilot)
Wayward Pines

Other
Ballet B.C.
Diana Sanderson Silk Weaving Studio
3x3 Designs

 

Client List 2012
A selection of our 2012 cleints follows:

Series and Pilots
Once Upon a Time (completion of all episodes in Season One; Season Two June- September)
Alcatraz
Arrow
Fringe
Single Shot
Emily Owens MD
Rogue
Motive

Other
Ballet B.C.
Diana Sanderson Silk Weaving Studio

 

Client List: 2011
A selection of our 2011 clients follows:

Features
The Company You Keep
Fairly Odd Parents

Series
Once Upon a Time (pilot)
Once Upon a Time (season one, all episodes)
Fringe
Arrow (pilot)
Arrow (all episodes)
Falling Skies (first episode)
Continuum
Alcatraz (pilot and season 1)

Other
Ballet B.C.
Diana Sanderson Silk Weaving Studio

 

Client List: 2010

In 2010 the Dye Dept. had the privilege of working on many of the film and television productions that came to Vancouver. Sometimes we did all of the dyeing and breakdown needed by the Costume departments; sometimes we worked for Set Dec and Props as well. Sometimes we did speciality work on individual pieces for one or two characters only. A complete client list would be too long, but here are some of the shows we participated in, in 2010: 

Features

The Big Year
Final Destination (5)
The Grey
Red Riding Hood
Tall Man
This Means War

 

Series

Alcatraz (pilot)
Eureka
Fringe
Human Target
Smallville
Stargate

Other

Opening Ceremonies: Paralympics 2010

 

Autumn Robber ~ by: Nancy Bryant      

Sketch by Nancy Bryant, for The Snow Queen