Explore the art of natural dyeing using locally sourced plant materials in this eco-friendly experimental workshop. In this workshop, we will share knowledge and investigate
· Which fabrics dye well and why
· How to get dye from natural sources
· How to mordant (fix) the dye to the fabric.
Most importantly you will gain the knowledge to continue experimenting at home.
When in 2012
SAT 21st Jan SUN 22nd Jan 1 DAY
How much $80
Where My Studio contact email@example.com
What to bring
· Light coloured 100% silk or wool fabric - preferably second hand, like some of the old wool blankets you can get in op shops! 100% linen and cotton will dye but to a lesser degree. Fabrics can be in small pieces or long lengths
· Interesting bits of old metal (eg, copper, iron) up to 30cm long - rust is great, as is texture
· Cord, thick wool or metal wire to bind pieces Thread, assorted needles, bulldog clips
· An apron, gloves, notepad and pen
Dyes, mordants and some suitable fabric will be provided. This list is not exhaustive.
If you feel inspired to bring anything else, please do... sharing and swapping of items encouraged!
This is a one day workshop running from 10.00 to 4.30.
Please email me with your preferred date.
Classes are limited to 5 students