Hand-Dye Your Own Batik Scarf at a Fiber Artist’s Studio


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In a Nutshell

Fiber artist Cameron Anne Mason shows you how to use fiber-reactive dyes and soy wax to design your own silk batik scarves

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The Deal

  • $55 for one admission to a three-hour hand-dyed batik silk scarf workshop with fiber artist Cameron Anne Mason
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
  • Participants should bring an apron or wear clothing they’re okay getting stained.

The event will be held at Cameron Anne Mason’s studio in Ballard.

Each event is capped at eight purchasers.

What You’ll Do

The personal studio of working artist Cameron Anne Mason sets the stage for this workshop, which infuses modern materials into the ancient art of batik—a wax-resist dyeing technique. Using brushes and other tools dipped in soy wax, you’ll draw your own patterns and designs onto a blank silk scarf to create a resist. Then you’ll brush on fiber-reactive dyes that’ll penetrate and color the scarf’s fabric around the resisted areas. Cameron will share tips, ideas, and some samples of finished scarves to get you started.

  • Introduction and Demos
    Cameron Anne Mason explains the art of batik and why soy wax is easier to use than traditional waxes. She then demos the required tools.

  • Materials Included
    Choose between two different weaves of silk: Habotai or chiffon. One scarf is included, and additional blank scarves can be purchased for $10 each.

  • Head to the Waxing Station
    Apply wax to your scarf using brushes, stamps, or traditional tjanting tools. When the wax dries, you move to the dyeing station to paint with color-rich dyes. An alternate technique layering washes of color and pattern will also be taught.

  • Take the Art Home
    Cameron steams, sets, and washes all the completed scarves, which can be picked up at a later date.

Your Host

Cameron Anne Mason Cameron Anne Mason
Artist, Teacher, Writer

Cameron Anne Mason looks to nature for intriguing colors and textures, which is why she always has her camera. She often finds herself fascinated by the themes of time and erosion, the kind you might experience while gazing into layers of stone on a cliffside. These themes have influenced her diverse background as an artist, which includes experience in graphic design, performance art, and fiber art—her focus in recent years. She routinely shows her work at galleries, maintains her own blog, and writes articles for publications such as Fiber Art Now. She enjoys the social aspect of bringing people into the world of her studio and sharing her love of color and pattern on textiles.

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