Unfolding Geometries: Creating Kaleidoscopic Hand-dyed Fabrics
Cameron Mason, Instructor
Dates: Tuesday, October 11th – Saturday, October 15th, 2022 (9am-4pm)
Add rich visual texture to your hand-dyed fabrics through the art of the fold. Simple dye chemistry and low-tech methods create unique and fascinating results. Using Procion dyes and resist methods we will expand beyond the basics. Techniques include ice dyeing, soy wax resist, itajime-style clamped shibori, direct application, and low-water immersion dyeing. Explorations of radial and linear pattern produce endlessly variable results. This workshop emphasizes process and experimentation, learning to control technique while celebrating the happy accident.
Instructor’s Bio: Cameron Anne Mason is an artist, writer, and educator working in fiber-based media and has been sharing her expertise in surface design with students since 2005. Cameron’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bellevue Arts Museum, Miniartextile, Craftforms, Fantastic Fibers, and Burning Man. Her current work can be seen at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Cameron’s teaching includes Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Schack Art Center, and the Surface Design Association. For more of Cameron’s artwork, please visit her website.