the Dye Dept.
Textile Arts, Dyeing and Costume Breakdown

Workshops April 2018

I am pleased to announce that we will shortly be offering our first two day introductory workshop "Foundations of Dyeing for the Costumer" this April on Sat. April 21st and Sat. April 28th.

This course will introduce and/or review the fundamentals of dyeing for the costumer. Topics will include: colorants, fibre type and dye type review; dyes commonly used in Vancouver’s film and theatre industries including sources; communicating about colour; dyeing processes; recipes & keeping records; the 1% solution & dyeing by weight of fibre (WOF); and hands on sample dyeing. Lecture and discussion will be followed by dye tests on three different fabrics.  Samples will be shared by the class and each student will create a sample book of a range of (primarily Dylon) colour swatches.

We are working in tandem with Dawn Climie, of 'Don't Shoot the Costumer', whose two day workshop  "Costume SPFX: Blood and Ice" is oferred on Sat. April 7th and Sat. April 14th, same time and same place.


Foundations of Dyeing for the Costumer
Teacher: Anthea Mallinson
Maximum number of students: 15
Course Outline and details will be sent upon registration

Receipt of payment will reserve your place in the workshop.

2 Day Workshop:     Foundations of Dyeing for the Costumer
Dates and Times:  Sat. April 21 1:00-5:00  and Sat. April 28 1:00-5:00
Location:  Capilano University 2055 Purcell Way
                 Arbutus Building Room 201
Cost:    $140. plus GST 


This workshop is now full. 

If you are interested in taking it the next time it is offered, please let me know.  Write to me at and I will put you on a list to be notified about future workshops.


These workshops are approved by the IATSE 891 Costuming Dept for Skills Upgrading.  Completed attendance qualifies for 50% reimbursement for IA members.