Tea, Rust and Burn Workshop for Textile Artists

Tea, Rust and Burn Workshop for Textile Artists

What: Tea, Rust and Burn Workshop for Textile Artists Workshop
When: June 24-25
Where: Cabrillo College in Aptos
How: Register here on the Cabrillo Extension website :register by June 5th for discounted fees!
Why: Because you will get new tools for your toolbox and have a blast!

This innovative class addresses the techniques of rusting,  burning, and dying using tea to color, enhance and embellish fabric, fiber and paper. Adding these simple, earthy elements to your toolbox will provide you with a lovely neutral palette that could springboard a new direction in your creative work.

We will burn marks, designs and patterns into fabric, using incense, torches, and wood burning tools. We will rust, using steel wool and stencils to create pattern on fabric and paper. Adding tea to the mix incorporates another beautiful neutral, and when combined with rust produces black. Besides working on individual elements, you may also bring an existing garment you want to alter.

You will come away with elements for collage, quilts or garments, and complete a sample book of all your experiments. You can also use what you make here for the Hot Palette Collage Workshop on July 29-30!

Linda’s superb drawing on a tea bag!

Writing with tea

Composition with Tea, Rust and India Ink

Using stencils over paper or fabric for making rusted pattern
Watch a short video on how to do this at this link

A great sample of rust on fabric using a stencil!

Did you know there is a stronger vinegar?

Happy workshop participant with rusted fabric using stencils.

 

Here are some visuals to inspire you:

Rust and Burn on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/daniellawoolf/rust-and-burn/

Tea on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/wendyaikin/old-bags/

Here is a short Youtube video demo on rusting over stencils.

And another Youtube video demo with Wendy Aikin on teabags and stencils.

 

Register here on the Cabrillo Extension website :register by June 5th for discounted fees!

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