Let’s take Eco dyeing to a new level and create some beautiful wearable art. This class is appropriate for the first-time eco dyer and the more experienced one. I will be covering all the basics of Eco dyeing/printing: materials, mordants, techniques, steaming methods, bundling, and more. Then we will be incorporating other natural dyes. We will be working with some special techniques to create some beautiful unique effects using transfer blankets. You will learn some of the magic of combining different natural dyes with the eco printing techniques. Eco dyeing is a magical and unpredictable process, we will be celebrating the happy accidents and surprising results. I will also share ways to deal with less-than-ideal results. You will leave class with at least one beautiful scarf and a new appreciation for the complexity of exploration possible with Eco printing.
Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:
Two silk scarves
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your class fee includes two silk scarves and I will have recycled cotton sheeting to share but you may want to bring some other pieces of fabric to experiment. I suggest smaller pieces of white or light-colored fabric. Silk, wool, and cotton, are the “recommended” fabrics for these dyeing processes but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring nontraditional pieces as well. (Vintage fabrics, lace, ribbon, linen, etc.)
• String for bundling your fabric. I prefer cotton but feel free to bring other options to experiment.
P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. email@example.com
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.