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
Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh
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.