Bundle Dyeing, 9/8

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Bundle Dyeing, 9/8

135.00

with Kristin Arzt

Sunday September 8th, 11-3

Limit 10 students

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Learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing with plants! In this four-hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you explore the processes of bundle dyeing and eco printing. We will cover an introduction to natural dye plants, mordants, and different types of fabric. We will work with natural dyestuffs including onion skins, turmeric, fresh and dried flowers, eucalyptus, and more. You are encouraged to bring in your own plants to dye with! You will learn how to dye silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, wrap the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop. You will leave with two dyed pieces (a cotton towel and a silk scarf), along with an assortment of smaller sample pieces made from hammering plants onto fiber. Expect to be amazed by the beautiful results! No prior experience necessary - beginners welcome! 

Due to the length of this workshop we will be taking a short lunch break at 1:00. Please bring a bagged lunch or there are also a few walkable options near the studio.

Kristin is a textile artist based in Oakland, CA. She uses natural dyes and textile arts as a form of collage to make one-of-a-kind quilts. The alchemy of natural indigo is a particularly special art form that she loves to share with others. Check her out on IG @scramblequilts and HERE