We could dye.
Yesterday we overheard that Brooklyn designer and tie-dye queen Shabd Simon-Alexander (a.k.a. the coolest girl in school) is going to spill her secrets during a four-week course starting next week.
So today we wore our splatter-paint shirt (she once told us it was rad) and worked up the courage to ask her for details. Turns out students start with the basics of coloring natural cellulose and protein fiber swatches by both soaking them and applying Procion dyes directly.
Next comes advanced tie and shibori techniques, color theory, and design concept. By the last session, we’ll have turned plain leggings into swirly power pants or a tee into a cloud of color — just like Shabd.
Or at least become her bestie (fingers crossed).
Shabd dye classes, April 30-May 21, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Textile Arts Center, 505 Carroll Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Park Slope (718-369-0222), $275. Register online at ssreg.com. To see the spring collection, go to shabdismyname.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Shabd Simon-Alexander