Saturday, January 29, 2011

Disperse Dye Workshops
Various Groups

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
This blogspot exhibits many of my students outputs from a variety of workshops. There are one, two and five day workshops as well as workshops that have a different focus. Nevertheless, it always surprises me how much I learn from my students and how enthusiastic they are to learn and so for your convenience, I have listed the workshop posts below.

The University of Newcastle Multi-Media Course
The University of Newcastle (Newcastle and Ourimbah Campuses, NSW, Australia) 2008 to 2010.

Five Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
“Wrapt in Rocky” Textile Fibre Forum Conference (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 29th June to 5th July 2008.

Five Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Orange Textile Fiber Forum (Orange, NSW, Australia) 19th to 25th April 2009.

5 Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Geelong Fiber Forum (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 27th September to 3rd October 2009.

Two Day Workshop - Deconstructed and Polychromatic Screen Printing
Beautiful Silks (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 20th to 21st March 2010.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
“Wrapt in Rocky” Biennial Textile Forum/Conference Program (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 25th June to 1st July 2010.

Two Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 28th to 29th August 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day One)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day Two)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Advance Silk Screen Printing
Redcliffe City Art Gallery Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia) 10th April 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 14th May 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Felted and Silk Fibers)
Victorian Feltmakers Inc (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 15th May 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
SDA (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 13th to 17th June 2011.

Five Day Disperse Dye Master Class – Barbara Scott
Art Quill Studio (Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia) 15th to 19th August 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) 5th November 2011.

One Day Workshops – Low Relief Screen Printing
Various classes within Australia.

Two Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 23rd to 24th June 2012.

MSDS Demonstration at Zijdelings
(Tilburg, The Netherlands) October, 2012.

Five Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fibre Arts@Ballarat (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) 6th to 12th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
EFTAG (Tuross Head, NSW, Australia) 13th to 14th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Zijdelings Studio (Tilburg, The Netherlands) 9th to 10th October 2014.

PCA - Celebrating 50 Years in 2016
Art Quill Studio 2016 Workshop Program.

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part I
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP) Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Art Quill Studio 2017 Workshop Program
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


Introduction
This post follows on from last week's post and includes additional information on disperse dyes. It also covers some of the works created at my one and two-day disperse dye workshops with numerous textile groups.

Disperse Dye Information
Disperse dyes are lightfast, washfast, colourfast and produce strong hues on synthetics. They are produced in a powdered form (wear a mask when working with the dyes in their powder state) and mixed with very warm to hot water. The intensity of hue is determined by the amount of dye that is mixed with the water, less dye will result in a pale colour whilst more dye will result in very intense colour. The dyes are transparent (printing a blue area over a yellow will produce green) and so lend themselves to layering and overprinting to build up rich and complex surfaces as well as create delicate and subtle imagery. The dyes can be intermixed to create your own suite of palette colours.

Most brands are completely free of organic solvents making them an environmentally friendly option in the studio and as the process uses non-toxic materials, the dyes are safe to use with children (check material safety data sheets for information). The transfer printing process is also considered environmentally friendly as it produces little waste (the transfer paper). No expensive equipment is required as the heat and pressure can be attained with a household iron and photocopy paper. When washing out dye pots and palettes, the excess dye can be washed in the drain with no harmful effects to sewer or septic systems. Better still use up excess dye by applying the dye to papers. The painted papers can be stored and reused at a later date.


One and Two-Day Workshop Synopsis:
In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing Workshops

This two-day workshop was an introduction to the dye sublimation process (transfer printing). A fun and exciting class where students created their own custom dyed fabric using disperse dyes via direct imaging, experimental and layering exercises. They applied painted, textured and printed imagery onto papers with disperse dyes and then transfer printed them to polyester and blended fabrics to create a suite of color and pattern studies via an iron or heat press. Studies included the creation of complex cloth using multiple printing and resist exercises. One such technique they employed was the tutor’s signature flora technique, which she has termed as MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS). See the participant’s outputs given below.

With these new skills they could then collage, layer, applique, hand and machine embellish their newly made fabrics into truly unique creative expressions.

All levels were welcome to this workshop.


Future Workshops:
Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Queensland April 2011, Victorian Felters, Victoria May 2011, Beautiful Silks, Melbourne May 2011, Surface Design Association's Confluence Conference, Minneapolis, USA June 2011.

Brigitte Haldeman: The tutor’s signature flora technique, MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) employing flora and low relief items.
Textile Art @ The Guild, The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.

Susan Hey: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Cathy Carnall: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Philippa Leask: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Rasa Mauragis: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Sandra Farley: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Ola Robertson: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Christine White: Resist, texture and colour study.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Maureen Mutton: Resist, texture and colour study.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Lorelle D'Arcy: Depth study employing multiple resist and numerous overprinted layers.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Nicki Laws: Resist, texture and colour study.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

Robyn Deiner: Depth study employing multiple resist and numerous overprinted layers.
ACT Textile Arts Association Inc. Canberra.

Barbara Scott: Colour wash, overprinting and texture study.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

Diana Symes: Resist, texture and colour study.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

Jan Scudamore: A selection of painted paper plates and printed fabrics employing resist, texture and colour studies.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

Gail Grunske: Colour wash, overprinting and texture study.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

Jean Constantine: Stencil resist, layering and colour study.
Women on the Edge, Crows Nest, Queensland.

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