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Natural Foraged and Indigo Dyeing
Sep 7, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $80
We’re foraging the farm for new natural dyes… edibles and florals from our farm will be transformed into dyes we can apply to yardage, clothing, anything white!
We’ll begin by harvesting some natural dye plants and prepare them for application to our fabric. While our dye is steeping, we’ll learn different application techniques for Indigo including Shibori and Itajime.
Once our natural hues are ready, we’ll learn how to apply color in a number of different ways. This is a class more about discovering the colors and effects you can create and making abstract expressive surface designs and patterns on natural fibers, similar to painting and print-making. Through folding, wrapping, clamping, gathering, creating different layouts of certain flowers and plants, we can explore and create unique pieces of art.
Students will learn the answers to, “where can I find dyes in Nature” and “what is a mordant”, and will leave with unique and useable yardage and with the knowledge and confidence to create their own art through dyeing with plants and flowers.
We will provide all dye materials as well as 2 yards of fabric per student but we encourage you to bring your own fabrics to dye!!! White shirts, dresses, scarves, napkin, pillowcases it’s all dye-able as long as it’s a natural fiber (think cotton, silk, linen, wool).