Natural Dyes: Developing a Personal Language with Elin Noble- BALANCE Payment


Balance Payment: $615
Total cost of Workshop: $885
Dates: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th, 2024 (9am-4pm)

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Balance: $615 (includes $60 materials, due 04/15/24)
Total cost of Workshop: $885
All levels welcome!
Materials: Noble- Supply List.pdf

Learn to paint and print with natural dyes. This workshop will concentrate on the direct application of mordants and natural dyes using various tools and techniques, including mono printing, stamping, screen printing, and hand painting on cellulose and protein fibers. Emphasis will be on developing unique color combinations and expressive personal marks.

Prior to dyeing we will apply mordants using shibori, hand painting, and printing techniques. We will also discharge and over print with mordants in order to build complex patterns and layered surfaces. After that we will dye a range of colors on the mordanted cloth using direct application and then steaming and/or dye baths with fresh and dried plant material and plant extracts.

Additionally, we will explore mordant-dye paste mixes, which are applied directly to the cloth. The class will also cover proper fiber preparations prior to dyeing and discuss successful steaming.