Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

[ONE DAY LEFT] Semi Annual Sale Ends Tomorrow!


Semi Annual Sale 

ENDS TOMORROW!!!

Save 30% Storewide on eBooks, Online Classes, and More!

Natural Dyed Bundles


Beat the heat and use it as a means to dye your fabrics for you, easy peasy!

Lay out  your fabric, sprinkle with dye stuffs such as onion skins, finely ground tree barks, walnut shells, etc., wrap tightly, soak with vinegar, wrap tightly in aluminum foil, or plastic wrap, and place in a sunny area that gets really hot, like your garden shed roof, or deck off of your house.

Allow to remain bundled for a couple of days.

After a couple of days open your bundle and allow to air dry.

After it's "cured" open your bundle, remove the vegetation, and rinse your bundle prior to washing.

I wash my fabrics with a gentle detergent.

To learn more check out my eBook Compost Dyeing and Other Fermentation Dyeing Techniques.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Solar Dyeing Season is Here!!!



Now is the perfect time to start a solar dye vat, all you need is a sturdy glass jar, a lid that'll seal tightly, and some natural dye elements such as coreopsis blossoms, oak bark, onion skins, etc. 

Add these items to the jar, add your scoured and pre-mordanted fabrics, top of with water, seal jar with lid, and place in a hot sunny location.

Depending on the temperature, and the dye stuffs used you should have lovely piece of naturally dyed fabric within one to ten days.

Remove from jar, rinse, and the give a good wash using a gentle soap, dry, and your fabric is ready to use in your next project.

To learn more about natural dyes click here.


Thursday, March 02, 2017

Indigo Blues: Surface Design with Natural Dyes


Indigo Blues: Surface Design with Indigo
Starts March 28th 

Indigo Blues: Surface Design with Indigo is a comprehensive Four Week online course which is a one-stop resource for anyone wishing to learn the art of Surface Design with Indigo.

During the Four Week course you develop a solid foundation of the concepts of Surface Design using Indigo. 

I will teach you the necessary core skills needed to create beautiful art cloth with Indigo!
During this Four Week course you will also learn about the history of surface design with indigo from ancient times to modern times.

Topics Covered Include:
  • Immersion Dyeing
  • Bound Resists including Shibori
  • Potato Starch, Gutta, and a non-toxic glue resist for immersion dyeing
  • Fabric painting with indigo
  • Mono printing, stamping, gelatin plate printing
  • Screen printing You will screen print with Rust and Tannin Patterning Techniques via screen printing as a Final BONUS LESSON.
As part of my private Facebook community, you’ll discover a global community of students, and friends, to support and to inspire you.

My passion is for you to experience the joy of working with indigo, and to learn which type of indigo vat works best for you!

Downloadable videos, which means you will have lifetime access.

Downloadable handouts, so that you can print out the information to use in your studio.
Access to my Facebook Community.

JOIN NOW AT  http://kbaxterpackwood.com/wordpress/online-classes-workshops/indigo-blues/

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Basic Blues: Five Indigo Vats, Five Different Ways!

Starts March 20th

Basic Blues: Five Indigo Vats, Five Different Ways is a comprehensive Five Week online course which is a one-stop resource for anyone wishing to learn the art of dyeing fabric, fibers, and yarn, with indigo.

During the Five Week course you develop a solid foundation to start, maintain, trouble shoot, and revive FIVE different types of Indigo vats.

I will teach you the skills necessary to use Indigo safely, and how to create different values of blue from palest blue to the deepest of blues. You will learn the secrets to creating beautiful blue fabrics, that are not only light fast, but the indigo won’t crock off of your fabric, fibers, and yarns.

During this Five Week course I will also teach you about the history of indigo, its origins as a dye, the different types of indigo plants, the chemistry behind the elusive dye, and its applications other than as a dye.

You will work with Rust and Tannin Patterning Techniques as a Final BONUS LESSON.

As part of my private Facebook community, you’ll discover a global community of students, and friends, to support and to inspire you.

My passion is for you to experience the joy of working with indigo, and to learn which type of indigo vat works best for you!

Downloadable videos, which means you will have lifetime access.
Downloadable handouts, so that you can print out the information to use in your studio.
Access to my Facebook Community.