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Tie Dye 101 with Tony’s Tie Dyes

May 25, 2019 – May 26, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to those who have already registered. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.



Learn the basics of folding and dye application using 2×2 foot pieces of fabric, complete the process by rinsing out the dye to reveal your designs. Taking what you learn in the workshop, you’ll be guided in applying your new skills to a bigger art piece.

DATE: MAY 25 – 26, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$150 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$200 Arts Whistler Member
$225 Non-Member


Workshop Details

You will have four pieces of 2ft x 2ft fabric to dye and take home with you (which can be made into bandanas, a tablecloth or tapestry), as well as a 4×4 ft. piece. All tapestries will have raw edges. We also encourage everyone to bring two additional pieces of clothing to dye made of 100% cotton, rayon or bamboo (please no polyester…. It doesn’t dye well).

Day 1: Learning The basics of folding and dye application using the 2×2 ft pieces.

Day 2: Complete the process from day 1 by rinsing out the fabric to reveal your designs. Then, taking what we’ve
learned so far, applying it to the bigger 4x4ft piece and clothing.

Note: Please be aware that on day 2 you be be taking home pieces that will need to be washed
as well as pieces that will need to be rinsed out the next day. Supplies for that will be provided.
We encourage everyone to wear clothing that can get dye on it, gloves will be provided.
You will be provided a handout on the basics of tie dying (optional – bring a notebook and pen)


Instructor Bio

Tonys Tie Dyes specializes in up-cycled, one of kind, hand made tie dyed tapestries, clothing and framed wall hangings. Designs vary from animals, shibori, sacred geometric patterns, kaleidoscopes, dream catchers, symbols and logos.

Techniques include liquid dye, ice dye, irrigation dye, stitched patterns and hand painted images.

Tony has always been driven by progression and has been able to push the limits of what he had previously considered impossible. He continuously strives to come up with new designs and techniques..

Check out the instructor’s work tonystiedyes.com


Some supplies included – participants will be sent the supply list once registration is complete.


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

Check out all the Art on the Lake workshops