Create fabrics that are unique and complex using the vibrant color palette of natural dye extracts that completely dissolve in water. This one-day workshop will introduce you to the many possibilities the natural dye palette offers- yellows, orange, reds, and purple. Learn about proper mordanting and experiment with surface design techniques on your silk fabric including stamping, block printing and silk screening. Different simple methods for color effects and patterns will be explored; including applying different mordants and natural dyes.
All levels welcome.
Donna Brown is a fiber artist from Denver, Colorado. A natural dyer with over 25 years of natural dyeing and teaching in venues across the US and abroad including Penland School of Crafts, and John C Campbell Folk School. She is the former owner of the Dyeworks – a natural dye company and is currently their sales representative. Donna is an active Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms volunteer who helped start the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden.
Materials Fee: $50 per student. This includes 2 yards of silk broadcloth, Natural Dye extracts, auxiliary chemicals, and instructional handout
Community Dye Studio
207 Coxe Ave, #11Asheville, NC 28801
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