Serti Alginate Technique for Hand Painting Velvet Scarves 

All Levels with Leslie Rogers Todder

Mini Class on Wednesday

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This class is an opportunity to discover the use of Liquid Fiber Reactive Dyes (Jacquard Vinyl Sulphon) on oblong silk/rayon scarves measuring 8"x56". Thickened dye is extruded through a jumbo applicator bottle on the silk side of the scarf. The line of alginate thickened dye will flow into the silk backing into the rayon velvet pile fibers acting as a temporary resist. Liquid dye can then be applied in various shading and watercolor techniques within the alginate barrier. After the fluid dye has been applied and dried, the velvet can be flipped with the pile side facing up. Thickened dye line work is then added to enhance design with more refined details.

Leslie Rogers Todder has used the medium of silk painting for most of her career as a successful commercial textile print designer in New York City. Her designs have been featured in apparel from couture lines of Oscar de la Renta and Fendi to mass market women's wear of Chicos, Liz Claiborne, Terri Jon, Maggie London, Adrianna Papell and Victoria's Secret. Leslie uses silk painting and batik as a fine art medium incorporating her skills and techniques developed over her career to create wall hangings, paintings as well as handpainted, wearable art.

 

Leslie has experience teaching at the Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, GA, Sawnee Arts Association, Cumming, GA, Johns Creek Arts Association, John's Creek, GA, Sexton Hall, Cumming, GA, Creative Center at University Settlement, NYC, NY, Central Queens YWHA, Queens, NY, The Craft Students League, NYC, NY and the 1998 SPIN Festival.

Workshop Title                                         

 Serti Alginate Technique for Hand Painting Velvet Scarves - all levels

Workshop Dates                                       

 Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Workshop Description

This class is an opportunity to discover the use of Liquid Fiber Reactive Dyes (Jacquard Vinyl Sulphon) on oblong silk/rayon scvarves measuring 8"x56". Thickened dye is extruded through a jumbo applicator bottle on the silk side of the scarf. The line of alginate thickened dye will flow into the silk backing into the rayon velvet pile fibers acting as a temporary resist. Liquid dye can then be applied in various shading and watercolor techniques within the alginate barrier. After the fluid dye has been applied and dried, the velvet can be flipped with the pile side facing up. Thickened dye line work is then added to enhance design with more refined details. 

 

Materials provided   One 8"x54" velvet scarf per person, Jacquard Vinyl Sulphon dyes for classroom use, sodium alginate, Ludigol, baking soda, urea, masking tape, extra frames and hooks if required, mixing containers, jumbo applicator bottles, brushes, hand cleaner, steamer, newsprint for steaming, Synthrapol

Cost of materials provided

 

$25 or $35 with frame

What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

  • Frame with your favorite stretching supplies for a 8"x56" scarf
  • reference materials; simple images for color inspiration
  • paper towels
  • disposable gloves
  • water container
  • Plastic mixing cups (around a dozen)
  • Watercolor brushes in various sizes