Conjuring Colors: Color Blends
Workshop Fee: $600.00
This is a course on how to blend colors using natural dyes in unexpected combinations to create beautiful results. The palette will be developed on natural fabrics including hemp, cotton, silk and wool. We will work with natural dyes in extract and liquid form, different mineral salts and indigo. Pre- and post-dips in iron, pH color changes or other substances will add a new dimension to the palette. This is an immersion dye workshop but many of these techniques may be adapted for painting, printing and surface design. Each student will take away a swatch folio of many different shades, recipes and techniques for future study and experimentation. We will also discuss strategies for leftover dye baths including making simple lake pigments, overdying and other ways to extend these precious colors. All workshops run from 9AM- 5PM with an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.
Materials Fee: $150-$165 Paid at time of workshop.
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