Spring is great! And your workshop was so inspiring for the rest of the blooming and growing year!!  And the view, and the ocean winds cooling you down after getting hot being involved in that dyeing process. . . . and the drive to the studio was winding and stunningly beautiful! 
—Cynthia Lazovskis

I had a grand day yesterday at the workshop. Your instruction was clear and very well prepared and also I appreciate having the written information. Have finished washing, drying and ironing the scarf and I am delighted with it. It was quite the best workshop I have attended and the setting was certainly the most beautiful.
—Jo Johnston

I just love your classes—and enjoy each one more as I learn new concepts from you. . . . I think that I will be in serious withdrawal until the spring when you have new workshops!
—Maura Pelletier

A workshop with Ann Schroeder is an oasis of creative fun while enjoying the ambience of the incredible West Mabou shoreline. With a well-equipped studio and lots of ideas to share, Ann makes learning about colors and fabric a wonderful and encouraging experience. Ann has inspired me to want to learn more and to share with others. We have used her ideas and techniques to help us develop costumes and props for our dance troupe that are gorgeous. Thank you Ann for your openness and talent!
—Michelle Greenwell

Photos from Fabric Dyeing by the Sea Workshops

 large-fabric-for-quilting-drying.jpgA large piece of fabric dyed for a quilt back, and some silk scarves too!




standing holding scarves on clothesline.JPGSilk scarves at the end of the day.


Betty Jane and grandson working.JPGGrandmother and grandson work on their projects.


modeling scarves near staircase.JPGA group of scarves, each one different.

modeling scarves on front porch.JPGIt was a rainy day but that didn't hamper the creativity.


patterned fabric on clothesline.JPGSome vibrant colours and patterns on the line.


modeling scarves with water view.JPGA feeling of accomplishment!

modeling scarves in quilt studio.JPGA group portrait in my quilt studio.

sitting holding scarves on clothesline.JPGEach scarf more gorgeous than the next...


Sitting at the kitchen table discussing the colours we've dyed.


Modeling their silk scarves (see next photo for closeup).


Closeup of silk scarves by six students.

Showing off silk scarves outdoors.

Painting dye on a piece of folded fabric (see next photo for results).

Fabric on left was the folded fabric in the previous photo.

Another version of painting dye on fabric (see next photo for results).

A spectacular fabric just out of the rinse water.

Another round of scarves, each quite different.

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A beautiful day for fabric dyeing.


Group poses by their rainbow colours (Ann on left).