I've been interested in running a panel for a while, and I had a realization that probably the more unique panel I could offer would be related to dyeing and painting fabric for cosplay. Would people be interested? And would anybody be interested in being a panelist? Between my husband and I, we've covered a lot of techniques, but I don't have a lot of experience with silk painting (although I'd like to add that to my repertoire).
I'll list what we can definitely go over; tell me if there's something else people would be interested in hearing about.
Techniques I can cover
Basic dyeing - dyeing different fabric types (differences between dyeing cotton, silk, wool and types of dye to use for each of those)
Dyeing synthetics (and the weird things I've attempted for that)
Dyeing fabric vs dyeing whole garments
Dye techniques -
tie dying/shibori (not certain on that, but I'm considering doing shibori for my masq costume for Fanime)
Hombre/Gradient dyeing (this is 100% to end up in the panel if I do it)
Paint types and what paint is best for what you're doing
includes painting vinyl/leather (i.e. boot covers), painting on stretch fabrics, and other general paint things
Resists (ties in with Batik to a certain extent)
Screen Printing - this would mostly be my husband's area of expertise
Any thoughts? Would this be an interesting panel? Let me know!