An elementary starting level course on eco-colour extracted from natural sources, onto fabric & paper through steam or immersion using simple eco-colour “bundle & wrap” techniques.
This one-day workshop looks at the wonderful colours sourced from nature. Working with silk we will use mordants to bind colour & modifiers to alter colours, while noting their significance & impact on dyeing silk, wool & paper as we create unique scarves/hankies and a booklet.
If you have access to eucalyptus, rose petals, marigold, interesting leaf shapes or other colour sources you’d like to test, bring a handful or two. Eucalyptus Cinerea (Silver dollar) is an especially vibrant colour source.
If you wish, you can also bring a small item of scoured, (freshly washed in mild soap) uncoloured wool or silk to test in the dye baths.
A Materials Fee of $35, payable to the tutor on the day, includes 1 metre of silk to dye, water colour paper to make a booklet, mordants, modifyers, a range of plant materials and equipment.
Please wear sturdy, covered shoes.
What to bring
- Small amount of plant material you wish to try using – see above suggestions (optional)
- Plastic shopping bag to take a wet bundle for extended dyeing
- Your lunch
- Your curious creative spirit!
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