For Immediate Release:
Fabric Ice Dyeing at Coastal Quilters
Camden, Maine, December 17, 2017—Quilters work with fabric every day, but some go a step further, creating their own fabric. At the January 13th meeting of Coastal Quilters, quilt artist and (fabric) surface designer Jim Vander Noot will provide a detailed introduction to ice dyeing, a popular surface technique that yields unusual designs using Procion MX dyes with ice and snow. Jim will present a slideshow overview of the ice dyeing process, taking us through the options step by step. He will show several ways to manipulate fabric to achieve patterning, illustrating the results with a variety of samples. Jim will also bring several of his unique ice-dyed fabrics and shirts from his Etsy shop, Tidewater Studio, which will be available for sale.
The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden Lions Club and is free and open to all. Come join us to discover the possibilities of working with dyes, and to get answers to your questions about supplies, techniques, and other resources.
Jim Vander Noot has had a lifelong passion for fiber arts. He learned traditional quilt making while living in Houston in the late 1980s and was quickly hooked. Always one to experiment, Jim has explored a broad range of quilting techniques. Favoring graphic shapes and bold colors, he creates quilts that range from humorous, cartoon-like works to abstract compositions and scenes inspired by the Maine coast. Recently Jim’s focus has been on fused appliqué accented by dense quilting and thread painting, as well as whole-cloth quilts from dyed and painted fabrics. His quilts have been exhibited widely, including at International Quilt Festival Houston and International Quilt Festival of Ireland. Jim lives with his wife and daughter in St. George and in West Chester, PA.
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Ice-dyed fabrics and shirt below are by Jim Vander Noot.