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Natural Dye Workshops

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The Textile Studio is excited to offer two natural dye workshops this spring.

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Natural Dye Printing

Thea Haines, Textile Studio Professor

 

This 3-day workshop introduces the process of screen-printing on fabric with natural dyes. Principles of preparing the fabric with mordants through printing and immersion will be explored, and methods for preparing dye extracts will be investigated. Students work together and independently to build up a series of beautiful technical samples and colour swatches, and will also have the opportunity to produce their own natural dye mono-prints using the open screen polychromatic printing technique. This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in Textiles.

No previous experience is required.

Dates: Friday May 22 – Sunday May 24 inclusive, 9:00-4:00 daily

Tuition $300 + $25 material fee* Maximum of 15 participants.

To register:

Natural Dye Printing

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Alternative Methods of Natural Dyeing: Introduction to rust-dyeing, eco-printing, and botanical transfer-prints

Janelle Guthrie, Textile Studio Technologist

 

In this 3-day workshop, participants will explore alternative methods of applying imagery and colour to cloth and paper with botanicals, rust, and food waste. Using ancient techniques in contemporary ways, students will prepare fabrics for dyeing and experiment by creating their own imagery and colour samples on a variety of fibres and surfaces.  Students will have an opportunity to create artwork as well as decorative silk scarves. This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in Textiles. No previous experience is required.

Dates: Friday June 5 to Sunday June 7 inclusive, 9:00-4:00 daily

Tuition $300 + $25 material fee* Maximum of 15 participants.

The following are some photos taken during Alternative Methods of Natural Dyeing last year.

To register:

Alternative Methods of Natural Dyeing

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Preparing the fabric

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