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Mosaic Scarves with Kathleen Waln

Sunday, May 1, 2022, 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA  90503
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Virginia Postrel
Kathleen H Waln
WeFF Workshop
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

This method of tie-dyeing is unique and pretty easy! Using a white silk “blank” scarf, and a few silk ties, you can create a beautifully dyed scarf “transferring” the dye from your silk ties on to your white scarf. The colors come out in a paler form than your original tie fabric, but the results are a lovely scarf.

For this technique, ties MUST be all silk. When one find ties at the local thrift store or the closet, look to the back label. It should read “silk” or “all silk” otherwise it is some other fabric. If silk is not on the label, no matter how wonderful the color, it will not work for this method. Participants are encouraged to bring their own silk ties, but the instructor will supply an abundant amount. If you bring your own ties to the workshop, rip them apart— discarding the inner lining.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP FEE: Silk ties, over-dyed silk fabrics, white silk scarf, fabric wraps, all other equipment, handout

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Kathleen Huntington Waln has been working with fiber & fabric for over forty years, first as a theatre educator/costume designer and more recently as a fabric designer. She has been dyeing, spinning, and weaving for over twenty years. Her passions include shibori, ikat, and researching the history of the fabric arts. She enjoys making connections between her field and larger cultural patterns, an interest that dates back to her years as a university professor and costume historian. Although retired from the university, she now teaches at the Charter Oak Weaving and Spinning class in Covina, which is famous for its 100 looms in two large rooms! She also harvests her own wild, organic cotton trees and loves to dye and spin their yield. Kathleen holds a MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin where her love of weaving began.

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Maximum number of students: 12