Silk Painting and Dyeing

Silk Painting and Dyeing


Instructor:  Janey Nottage-Tacey

Description: Learn the various techniques of dyeing, painting, and dipping silk to create beautiful designs of your own on silk. This is a unique opportunity for all fiber artists!

Date/Time: Friday, September 8th 8:30 – 11:30 am   The Harms Center

Class Size (min/max): 2/12

Class/Materials Fees: $40/$30



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Class Description

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Silk Painting/Dyeing

Instructor: Janey Nottage-Tacey

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, September 8

Harms Center

Silk is an amazing fiber and one of the oldest of the luxurious fabrics. If you have ever wanted to create something fun and beautiful while working with this fine material, now is your chance! Learn how the different techniques of dyeing, painting, dipping, salt and maybe a couple of others as time permits, create beautiful silk experiences! It is a wonderfully rewarding fiber in feel, to color and finish.

Skill Level: Beginner.

Both beginning and more advanced can be in this class. The class was designed for anyone who would like an introduction to painting/dyeing silk. It is open to beginners, but those with experience would also enjoy the freedom of the medium.

Maximum Class Size: 12

Supplies to Bring: None

Just bring your imagination, your sense of fun and be prepared to enjoy yourself.

Homework to complete BEFORE class: None.

Class Fee: $40

Materials Fee:  $30.

Covers the cost and use of the materials, brushes, dyes, and silk.


Janey Nottage-Tacey was born in Berkeley and raised in Oakland, California in the area known as the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from high school, she attended San Francisco State University earning her B.A. in Liberal Arts, majoring in Art with an emphasis in textiles. She has been a weaver/fiber artist for over forty years. She has woven the practical (towels, blankets, pillows, yardage for clothing), liturgical (pastoral stoles, dossal curtains, liturgical paraments) and decorative (wall hangings). Her artwork is in use or hanging in CA, CO, NY, IA, MO and NE.

She currently works at the Plum Nelly in Hastings where she teaches weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, card weaving, silk painting, and pretty much all and any other forms of fiber art. She is married to William Nottage-Tacey and they have four children, Jeremy (deceased), Sarah, Matthew and Nathanael.
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If you have any questions, she would be very happy to answer them.