Workshop: "Dévoré: Fabric Transformation" with Holly Brackman @ Shepard Garden and Arts Center, Sacramento [1 March]

Workshop: "Dévoré: Fabric Transformation" with Holly Brackman

15:30 - 18:30

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Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, California 95816
Holly Brackmann, the author of The Surface Designer's Handbook: Dyeing, Printing, Painting and Creating Resists on Fabric, will be leading this three-hour workshop on Devore, following her 1:00 pm lecture. To learn more about Holly, go to her website at

Dévoré or “burnout” describes the process of chemically eating away part of a mixed fiber textile. The technique is most commonly seen in «cut» velvets, cut work in linen and cotton, and reverse appliqué effects. The velvet or other fabric is «cut» by a weak acidic paste, which is applied to the fabric, dried and ironed. After printing, stamping, stenciling or painting with the dévoré process, a transformed fabric with opaque and transparent areas will materialize. Plain white fabric will be transformed into a luxuriously patterned and colored fabric in this workshop. Included will be the basics of applying the burnout solution to different fabrics and dyeing the fabric with fiber reactive dyes. Participants will try the technique on cellulose/synthetic and cellulose/silk fabrics and complete a rayon/silk «cut» velvet scarf. Open to all levels of expertise. No previous experience necessary.

The workshop is $55 for members, $75 for non-members. Register using the form in SCTA's January/February 2017 newsletter, out late December 2016, or by sending your name, phone number, and email address, name of workshop and payment to: SCTA Program Chairperson, 619 39th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816-3936.

A materials fee of $20.00 — $25.00, depending on the number of participants, will be paid directly to the instructor before the workshop begins.

For more information, contact Diana Bosley at 916-736-2014, or
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