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Screen Printing with Acid Dyes

October 16 - 21, 2022

Tabor Shiles  ·  taborshiles.com

Workshop at a glance

Work with colors on cloth and explore acid dyes.


  • Screen printing on fabric
  • Mixing dyes and colors


  • Acid Dyes
  • Print paste
  • Screens and emulsion
  • Wool and silk
  • Bullet steamer


  • Samples of acid dyes on different silks and wool
  • Create a personal project of printed silk or wool with acid dyes

Artist Bio

Tabor Shiles lives in Oyster Bay, New York where she manages a sail loft, working and maintaining a variety of industrial sewing machines and a huge inventory of sails. She received her BA in printmaking with a focus on textiles at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Shiles has worked at a variety of studios across Chicago, from small community shops to gig poster, high production studios and continues to print fabric for a furniture design studio there.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will explore how transparent colors interact with each other and the fabric to which they are applied. You will discover that printing with dyes is much like printing with inks, but the dye pigments rest in the fabric rather than on the surface which allows the fabric to stay luscious and soft. Participants will learn to mix the dyes, print with paste, and properly set the pigments into protein fibers such as silk and wool. You will also test different ways of applying color and imagery to the fabric using a combination of printing and painting. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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