Jun 21, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Natural Dyes: Developing a Personal Language

Taught by: Elin Noble

Workshop Fee: $600.00

Learn to paint and print with natural dyes. This workshop will concentrate on the direct application of mordants and natural dyes using various tools and techniques, including mono printing, stamping, and hand painting. Emphasis will be on developing unique color combinations and expressive personal marks. Prior to dyeing we will apply mordants using shibori, hand painting, and printing techniques. We will also discharge and over print with mordants in order to build complex patterns and layered surfaces. After that we will dye a range of colors on the mordanted cloth using direct application and/or dye baths. We will use plant extracts and dried plant material for both the dye baths and dye paint (we will use dried plants from Sanborn Mills dye garden to make dye paint). Additionally, we will explore mordant-dye paste mixes, which are applied directly to the cloth. The class will also cover proper fiber preparations prior to dyeing and discuss successful steaming. All levels of experience welcome. All workshops run from 9AM- 5PM with an hour for lunch in the middle of the day.

Materials Fee: $75-$100 Paid at time of workshop.

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