1 Day Workshop
Friday, October 12
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Caryn Friedlander
Eco-dyeing is a process of using the natural tannins and dyes from plants to create contact prints on paper or textiles; when you see the imprints on a sidewalk left by fallen leaves, what you are seeing is the natural tannins in the leaves staining the concrete. Eco dyeing has many names, but the concept is the same – by placing plant matter in direct contact with cloth or paper, and immersing it in simmering water or setting it over a steam bath, you can transfer natural plant dyes to textiles.
In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of eco dyeing on fabric and paper, and will thereafter be able to use this information and experience to experiment on your own with a variety of plants from your garden, the woods, and your local florist. We will dye both silk and paper after talking about the fundamental concepts and a variety of ways to enhance what comes out of the dye pot. While our bundles are simmering, We will further discuss safety, effective plants, mordants, and the possibilities of what to do with the resulting eco-printed pieces.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 11
AGES: Adults and Teens 16+
Paid to the instructor on the day of the class: $15.00
MATERIALS TO BRING:
- October 12, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Alley Workshop
The Alley Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the lower floor: