a quick mandala dyeing workshop post

Richard Carbin (aka AsiaDyer) is still here and we are still busy but I wanted to get a few photos up from the workshop before we get going here today. Also we have put a few things into the bigcartel shop just to get the day started.

This post will be photo heavy and text poor as we are both itching to get some work done- also there are orders to ship that have sat a bit longer than usual so must get them rolling too. We spent 2 days prior to the workshop practicing and working out further details in person…

so, without further ado…
we welcomed folks to the workshop with a little display out front- just to let them know they were in the right place and to entertain any passerbys.

welcome to the mandala workshop

under richard’s tutelage, i did a practice piece on silk kimono lining with colorhue dye. learned a lot!

my first mandala

here, richard is trying out the colorhue on silk noil- his expertise is procion MX dyes on cotton. playing around…

richard and colorhue and silk noil

richard does his thing on cotton lawn with procion

my silk organza mandala

me doin’ my thing with richard’s technique…you know me…can’t keep me away from the silk or the indigo. i think i’ve successfully infected richard with the indigo blue bug…

and here is the next thing we did with indigo…he was hooked!

obviously, a quick learner…

fast forwarding… we jump into the workshop

richard explains a bit

folding

tying

dyeing

karleen dyes

first day small mandalas get a review

and into day 2…

karleen’s big mandala

barry’s large mandala

linda’s big mandala

we ended the workshop by collecting up, ironing and looking over all that had been done. we worked large and small scale, with cotton and silk, with mx, colorhue, and indigo and sent more mandala energy out into the world!

looking things over

interestingly, this video on Carl Jung’s patient’s artwork appeared that same day.(link removed 2016 as it is no longer working) However, you can google the words Carl jung and mandala and see the connections. Here is one.

I will finish up here with a teaser of indigo we have just loaded into the big cartel shop. Richard is already deep into the indigo vat this morning and i am dyeing to join him!!

14 thoughts on “a quick mandala dyeing workshop post

    1. shiborigirl Post author

      i know….me too-it’s just the indigo in me. and more time consuming to get all the different shades of blue where you want them. the multi-colored ones make people happy in different ways.

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  1. Charlotte

    I’m wondering if you could practice this Mandala process on paper first, to see how it turns out, then do your best design on fabric.

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