the Dye Dept.
Textile Arts, Dyeing and Costume Breakdown

Skills, Techniques and Equipment Resources

             

 

   Hollie Stencilling, 2007A Weaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills and Techniques available include:

Dyeing

silk, wool, cotton, linen, hemp, rayon, blends, synthetic blends, leather
natural dyes, mineral dips
indigo
heat transfer disperse
direct application (painting and printing)

Surface Design

silk screen
stencil
air brush
heat and photo transfer
foil, leaf and metallic finishes
burnt finishes
felting, needle felting
devore (burn-out)
cloque
shibori

Weaving

cloth
tapestry
bead weaving
leather weaving
spinning

Other

Extensive connections in the local and international textile arts community
Knowledge of historical textiles
Source connections for dyes and yarns
Budgeting and organizational skills

Supplies in stock for tests and samples include:

Dyes

acid
mineral dips
indigo
natural dyes
Dylon & Tintex
Aljo acetate nylon
Aljo direct
Procion MX & H
Aljo basic dyes
heat transfer disperse dyes

Paints

Kroma acrylics
Nova pearlescents
Golden specialty metal paints
Puff paint
Seta colour cloth paints
Seta silk and Dye-na-flow

Other

foils
loose powders and pigments
Schmutz & Shmere
shoe supplies

Equipment resources include:

2 stainless steel propane heated yardage capacity dye pots
2 washing machines
3 dryers
1 wringer washer
heat press
silkscreens: large, medium and small
ThermoFax
air brush
smocking machine
wide variety of breakdown tools
safety equipment
resource library (sample books, catalogues, art and textile books)

 Anthea ~ painting, 2004