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Shrivel Up and Dye with Mary Mcintosh

September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 9, 2022


Shrivel Up and Dye with Mary Mcintosh


Shrivel Up and Dye

Using a shrinkable fabric base you will layer up and machine stitch lots of different fabrics – silks, cottons, linens and lace – before dyeing and then washing to shrink to create a richly coloured and highly textured surface. On the second day you will add hand stitch and embellishments to further enrich the surface.


Requirements for Shrivel Up and Dye – two day workshop
Using shrinkable fabric to create a highly textured and coloured panel with lots of ideas on how to add hand stitch and embellishment for a piece of stitched textile work. You will learn lots about the principles of colour and using procion dyes and their effects on different natural fabrics.

I will provide a pack of materials to use on the workshop which will include:
A piece of the shrinkable fleece or artic wool felt. Plus 10 different fabrics – silks, velvets, cottons, linens, muslins, cotton tapes and lace. Dyes will also be provided in a range of colours. Cost £10 per person.

Day one. You will need to bring:
Sewing machine in good working order which can drop the feed dogs
Free machining or darning foot
Usual feet including those for straight stitch and zigzag
Spare needles
Cotton machine threads in white or cream
Usual sewing kit: pins, small scissors
Cat litter tray
Plastic bag to take your dyed piece home
Rubber or latex gloves

Day two.
Hand embroidery threads in your chosen colour way
Hand sewing kit

Mary McIntosh
Textile Artist and Tutor
Mob: 07443474903
Email: maryelmcintosh@gmail.com
Website: www.marymcintosh.co.uk

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September 8, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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