Botanical Transformations, an Eco-Dye workshop

Botanical Transformations, an Eco-Dye workshop

 A peek at My Enchanted Wonderland installation at Squam Art Workshops, NH.

A peek at My Enchanted Wonderland installation at Squam Art Workshops, NH.

"I always love finding new applications for my illustrations and this process just felt "right" to me. Intuitive, flexible, freeing. If you ever get a chance to learn from Tierney, take it! She's such a generous and warm teacher."  

                     - Rachel Beckman, after spending a beautiful day in                                                  the "Enchanted Wonderland" Workshop at                                                                  Squam Art Workshops 2018

 

 

Botanical Transformations, an Eco-Dye Workshop

In this one day eco-dye workshop, draw on the beauty of nature as you make your own gorgeous fabrics using only plants. In this four hour workshop you’ll discover the process for making interesting, beautiful, earth-friendly fabrics ready to use in your own work. You’ll also create a gorgeous, eco-dyed silk scarf. While our fabrics undergo transformation, I’ll share examples of my work and we’ll do some simple hand stitching experiments. This promises to be an inspiring and fun day!

For details, rate and availability, please contact: tierneybarden@gmail.com

 Scheduled Dates:

April 19-20, 2019 Morningstar Quilt Guild, East Aurora, NY

April 25, 2020 Irondequoit Quilt Club, Rochester, NY

Simple & True, My Life As a Natural Dyer & Quilter

A light-hearted talk about my journey to becoming a professional natural dyer and quilt artist. A trunk show and Q&A are woven in to the presentation. Storytelling and fabrics will fill the room!

For details, rate and availability, please contact: tierneybarden@gmail.com

Artist’s Biography

Tierney is a quilt designer and natural dyer in upstate NY. When she's not designing, she's happily making progress on personal pieces such as art quilts and hand stitched garments. Having earned her BFA from NYS College of Ceramics and Design at Alfred University with a concentration in drawing and painting, Tierney brings her painterly style, love of pattern and storytelling to her work today. 

Learning the ancient art of shibori dyeing at Arrowmont in 2006 was Tierney's first exposure to hand dying fabric. From there, she went on to make her first art quilt which was shown in the 2008 Quilts=Art=Quilts juried exhibit. She has been published in Quilting Arts Holiday Gifts Magazine 2013 and 2014. Teaching and speaking venues have included Squam Art Workshops, participating two consecutive years in a long distance teaching experience with The Palouse-Prairie School Midsummer Night's Dream project,  Quilters Consortium of NYS and area quilt guilds. Her naturally dyed fabrics were most recently featured throughout the projects in Karen Lewis's book Wabi-Sabi Sewing. Today, Tierney dyes, teaches and sells her wares.