FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND COURSE) 29 JULY - 30 JULY
FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND COURSE) 29 JULY - 30 JULY FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND COURSE) 29 JULY - 30 JULY FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND COURSE) 29 JULY - 30 JULY

FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND COURSE) 29 JULY - 30 JULY

Location: cSpace King Edward, #205 1721 29 Ave SW
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Day:  Saturday + Sunday
Session/Year: Summer, 2017
Participants: 10
Instructor: Caroline Forde 

Join fibre artist and surface designer Caroline Forde to expand on your understanding of natural dyes. In this focused workshop you’ll explore the natural dye pot from dye extraction and fabric preparation to dyeing.  Further explore the possibilities of this process by brightening your fabrics using mordants and over dyeing using resists.

You will take home new skills and various fabric samples of cotton, linen, wool and silk. Gain a greater understanding of the process of working with natural dyes while you explore the Japanease art of shibori resist dyeing along with beginning your own Surface Design and Textile Discovery Journal.

AT A GLANCE
29 July – Focus on the Natural Dye Pot, Mordants and Shibori
30 July – Focus on Dyeing and over Dyeing                                         

Date: 29 July
Focus on the Natural Dye Pot
Spend the day extracting colour from various natural dye stuffs, while you prepare fabrics for the pot by scouring and pre-mordanting to brighten colours. Explore Shibori, a Japanese resist dyeing technique that creates varied patterning through stitching, clamping and tying while you begin dyeing multiple samples.

Date: 30 July
Dyeing and Over Dyeing
Explore the various colours and possibilities of natural dyes through over dyeing, mordanting and rusting while preparing your own solar dye vats for home. End this weekend of discovery by preparing, dyeing and over dyeing your one-of-a-kind scarf while working on your Surface Design and Textile Discovery Journal.

 



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