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Learn the art of tie-dyeing and create vibrant and unique patterns on fabric in Chicago's hands-on dyeing classes. Get a taste of the vibrant Chicago food scene and learn to cook iconic dishes like deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs in cooking classes offered in the city.

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Natural Dyes

Evanston Art Center

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process on fabric. Looking at the world around us - flowers, tree bark, and plants, etc. - we will create natural dyes. Apply the dyes with simple resist including Shibori (Japanese stitching, pleating, twisting), over dyeing, and mordant to create a wide range of colors. Experiment on small fabric pieces as samples to be able to produce a large piece at home. Material List for Student to bring: Fabric Total...

(83) Beginner 18 and older
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Batik Workshop (Ages 14+)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Learn the origins and basics of batik and ways to incorporate hot wax batik with a tajanting tool into your art, as well as how to create decorative fabrics and Earth friendly art with wax, cloth, rice paper and dye.

(83) All levels 14 and older
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$180

3 sessions

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Indigo and Arashi Shibori Ages 16+

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Create patterns on fabric with various shades of indigo blues using the Arashi Shibori technique. Arashi Shibori is a resist dye technique that yields diagonal patterns. We'll begin with basic Arashi wrapping on small PVC poles, then creating more complex variations of pattern including zig-zag and bo-maki shibori. Review the supply list online.

(83) All levels 16 and older
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$130
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Japanese Shibori on Silk

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Make something special for the spring! This fast paced one-day workshop will start from basic Itajime (folding) Shibori to get familiar with Japanese resist dyeing technique which is used to create beautiful Kimono designs. That afternoon, students will apply Arashi (storm) Shibori by wrapping fabric with strings on PVC pipe to make diagonal patterns. Over dyeing will also be introduced. Great for students looking for a fun and creative atmosphere...

(83) All levels 16 and older
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Dye Spin Knit Workshop (Berwyn)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

First Time fiber explorers learn how to dye their own fiber in the first session and go on to learn how to spin their fiber into a beautiful art yarn using a drop spindle (to keep) in the second session (homework: spin all dyed fiber before next session). Attendees complete the fiber to finished item by learning how to knit on circular knitting needles (also to keep) in the final session. Scarflette/cowl knitting will be completed at home. Notes:...

(24) Beginner 10 and older
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$135

3 sessions

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Shibori-Dyed Scarf

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Unleash your inner artist as you transform a simple silk scarf into a captivating masterpiece using unique dyeing techniques. Dive into a world of vivid colors and watch as a tranquil river scene magically emerges before your eyes. Join us for an unforgettable creative experience at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

(128) All levels 18 and older
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$124
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Printing, Painting & Dyeing Fabrics (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

A great class for those just starting out and are ready to experiment with dyeing, painting, printing, and stamping. Students will work on Silk & cotton fabrics samples as they learn various ways to use professional grade, Fiber Reactive Dyes. Techniques explored will include Shibori, Batik, Block Printing & Wax Resist with dye thickened for printing to liquid and vat dyeing. During the final class students apply 1 or more of the techniques...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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$110

4 sessions

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Dye Spin Knit Workshop (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

First Time fiber explorers learn how to dye their own fiber in the first session and go on to learn how to spin their fiber into a beautiful art yarn using a drop spindle (to keep) in the second session (homework: spin all dyed fiber before next session). Attendees complete the fiber to finished item by learning how to knit on circular knitting needles (also to keep) in the final session. Scarflette/cowl knitting will be completed at home. Notes:...

(24) Beginner 10 and older
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Textile/Surface Design: Dyeing Skills (Berwyn)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL

Textile / Surface Design: Dyeing Skills: Yarn or Warps/ Hand Painting for Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving, etc In love with color and have a fondness for those expensive, luxury yarns? Knitting, weaving, crochet, embroidery and quilting all come to life with hand painted threads. Sliver put-up for spinning and fiber fusion also doable during these sessions. Perfect class regardless of your fiber addiction. Recycle yarn and/ or create your own hand...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Textile/Surface Design: Dyeing Skills (Westmont)

TLD Design Center & Gallery @ 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, IL

Textile / Surface Design: Dyeing Skills: Yarn or Warps/ Hand Painting for Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving, etc In love with color and have a fondness for those expensive, luxury yarns? Knitting, weaving, crochet, embroidery and quilting all come to life with hand painted threads. Sliver put-up for spinning and fiber fusion also doable during these sessions. Perfect class regardless of your fiber addiction. Recycle yarn and/ or create your own hand...

(24) Beginner 18 and older
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Working with Natural Dyes

The Morton Arboretum

Learn to create beautifully dyed fabric using plant-based dyes, including onion skin and indigo. In this one-day, hands-on workshop, you will learn which plants are used for natural dyes learn how plants are turned into dye explore the Arboretum’s ground to identify and potentially harvest plants to use for dying find out about the tools and materials you need to get started dying at home work with indigo and practice dying techniques dye...

(15) Beginner 16 and older
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Intro to Hand Dyeing

Knitche, Inc. @ 5221 Main St, Chicago, IL

Let Renee of Bunnybadger Fibers introduce you to the colorful world of hand-dying yarn. In this class you will create your very own hand-dyed skein of superwash merino wool using Renee's tried and true techniques. Note:  Please dress appropriately for possibly messy activity. Price includes all materials needed. Additional skeins available for purchase.

(2) Beginner 13 and older
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Intro to Yarn Dying

Sifu Design Studio & Fine Yarns

Let's face it yarn is more fun to knit when it is super colorful! In this hands-on workshop you will learn to dye yarn the way the pro's do it. This is still a technique that you can do in your kitchen. We will be using 3 different techniques. We will be using kool-aid, acid dyes, and flowers from our very own garden. You will start with 3 mini hanks of white wool and go home with a masterpiece. Some materials included. A kit will be available the...

Beginner 18 and older
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Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Avocado

Evanston Art Center @ Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, IL

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process creating a lovely rosy color from an avocado. Discover how to create harmonious colors using natural materials. Please join us on a device that you can bring to your kitchen – you’ll need access to a stove top. A fabric kit (stitched hemmed silk chiffon scarf, cotton and silk small pieces) is included in your tuition. Students will be contacted about the fabric kit– you may either pick up the...

(83) All levels 18 and older
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$100
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  • Shibori-Dyed Scarf

    Reviewed by Elizabeth H. on 1/25/2023
    I really enjoyed this class and will sign up for others
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