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Deconstructed Dye Printing By the Sea

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Published March 5th 2013
Making wonderful art by the sea
Teacher extraordinaire - Lyn
Teacher extraordinaire - Lyn

Those of you who are familiar with screen printing will be blown away by deconstruction dye printing method, which sounds and looks complicated but is actually very straight forward and easy to learn - not to mention, a lot of fun!

For novices wishing to explore their inner artist deconstruction dye printing is an awesome way to unleash your creativity. You can make silk scarves, table runners, t-shirts the possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.

Dye printing a silk scarf
Dye printing a silk scarf

Deconstruction dye printing is a unique method of printing with dye to create a dynamic and changing design. The dye is thickened and dried onto a screen, printed off using a screen printing method , and as it 'deconstructs' unique 'mono-print' designs are dyed onto the cloth. It was developed by Kerr Grabowski in the USA from fugitive dye methods.

Creating unique designs
Creating unique designs

Under the watchful eye of Lyn Nixon, who is a qualified teacher, you will spend the day in her amazing seaside studio where Lyn will guide you through the process of deconstruction dye printing. A scrummy morning tea is included in the fifty dollar fee and the session lasts for five hours. All dyes, screens and 'fun stuff' to help create your designs are provided. So come and join in with other creatives and share the adventure. Classes are limited to 8 places so get in quick.

Printing a prepared screen
Printing a prepared screen
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Why? Because it is a whole lot of fun
When: 14th & 16th March 2013
Where: 89 Cooranga Road, Falcon, Mandurah
Cost: $50
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