FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP
FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP

FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN - NATURAL DYES (WEEKEND) 16 SEP - 17 SEP

Location: cSpace King Edward - Suite #205, 1721 29 Ave SW                           
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: Weekend Workshop
Session/Year: Fall, 2017
Participants: Maximum class size 10
Instructor: Caroline Forde

FOCUS ON SURFACE DESIGN – NATURAL DYES 

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 and a one-of-a-kind scarf combining all that you’ve learnt. 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
16 Sep – Focus on the Natural Dye Pot, Mordants and Shibori
17 Sep – Focus on Dyeing and over Dyeing

DAY 1
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 various patterning through stitching, clamping and tying while you begin dyeing multiple samples.

DAY 2
Explore the various colours and possibilities of natural dyes through over dyeing, mordanting and rusting while you prepare 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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