A hands-on fast-moving class exploring the alchemy of Ecodyeing. Witness the magic that happens when plants, pressure, and heat combine to create beauty. You will learn the fundamentals of Ecodyeing: equipment, materials, mordants, bundling, and so much more. This class is also very much about experimentation, having fun, and happy accidents. Bring yourself and a few supplies and I will take care of the rest. You will leave class with a small stash of one of a kind fabric to be used in your future creations.
Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Equipment and propane for steaming
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Smaller pieces of white or light-colored fabric APROX 20” x 48”. Silk, wool, and cotton are the “recommended” fabrics, but I have had some striking results with synthetic as well. I am a big proponent of recycled textiles so feel free to bring vintage lace, hankies, old rags, or even that weird shirt you never wear. This class is about experimentation
• String for bundling your fabric. Again, experimentation is the name of the game (cotton twine, sewing thread, embroidery floss, garden twine, yarn, thin rope)
• Absorbent rags or paper towels for mopping up messes
• A pair of scissors
• Several Ziploc bags 1 or 2 gallon size
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.