Natural Plant Dyes

NATURAL PLANT DYES

 

 

 

Instructor: Naomi S. Velasquez
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $18.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

 

 

Workshop description:

Explore natural plant dyes and sustainable color processes through explorations on fiber and paper. Use natural plant dyes and food bi-products such as yellow onion skins, turmeric, cochineal and madder to create vibrant natural hues. Alter paper and fabric using simple clamp resists and create samples. In the afternoon, you will be able to transform your natural plant dye samples into a Japanese Stab Bound book.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
gloves
X-acto or knife of choice
self-healing cutting mat
metal ruler
pencil
scissors

Optional:
apron

Materials/ Equipment to be provided by instructor:
natural plant dyes
paper and fabric for book interiors
mordants
pots
burners
strainers
sample cups
needles
rubber bands
thread to dye and bind book
template material
clamps
marbles
wax
awls
standing dremel and bits