The Magic of Illumination Paste

About The Magic of Illumination Paste

Join David Heustess in an exploration into the magic of “illumination paste”. It’s a bit of chemistry, a magical twist at times and a lot of fun as we discover different methods to apply illumination paste to handwoven fabrics, dyed silk scarves, and man made cloth using an array of application techniques. Hold on for this magical carpet ride of two hours of possibilities and set out on your own journey to creating your own “magical” fabrics.

The capacity for this class is 50 students.

Class Materials

• Thiox Urea Dioxide
• Sodium Alginate
• Baking Soda or Soda • • Ash
• Salt
• 5% White Vinegar if using silk
• Procion MX turquoise dye and any other dye colors you’d like to experiment with
• Fabrics - any all-natural plant-based or silk fabrics that have been previously dyed. These may be handwoven or manufactured.
• A variety of brushes - synthetic, bamboo, foam, etc
• Small stencils
• Small sponges
• Containers for mixing paste and dyes
• An iron with a steam setting
• Plain cotton muslin as a cover piece
• Work surface for painting/printing
• Gloves for dye work
• Respirator or mask for mixing dyes
• Plastic spoons
• Running water
• Clothesline or drying rack

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Open to all levels - No experience necessary

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Single 2-hour session on Saturday, September 14, at 2 pm ET.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
The Magic of Illumination Paste
David Heustess

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David Heustess

David Heustess

David Heustess is an artist and arts educator in Nashville, TN and his work makes use of clay, fiber arts and bead work. After many years of working as a modern dancer/teacher, David began pursuing his interest in pottery and other art mediums. He attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and in 1995 he earned a BFA degree with studio concentrations in clay and fiber arts.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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