The Magic of Vat Dye Discharge

September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

Janet Taylor

In this workshop students learn the magic of dyeing silk fabric with acid dyes. This includes learning about the results of the interaction of chemicals, color theory, design, carving images on Styrofoam, printing and processing of the fabrics. Demonstrations and discussions cover hand painting on Styrofoam, stamping and hand painting on carved images, altering colors with Silk Dye (Peboe), and stitching and embroidery techniques. Students will leave class with designs and color choices on silk fabric that are discovered from their own imaginations. Open to all skill levels.


Janet Taylor lives in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she operates her studio. She recently retired from university teaching after 40 years. Taylor is part-owner of a Co-Op Gallery in Asheville, called Ariel. She is a former board member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.

Janet Taylor

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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