Overdye Rainbow: Madder, Weld & Indigo
Tuition: $155 | Materials: $30
Using the primary colors of red (madder), yellow (weld) and blue (indigo), students will dip and overdye to combine shades and access a rainbow of possibilities. More info...
Madder, weld and indigo yield some of the most vibrant textile colors, and have been used as natural dyes for thousands of years! This one-day intensive workshop led by fiber artist Hannah Watson, will guide students on a tour of these storied plants through hands-on lessons in working with potent dyes and fiber preparation with mordants and modifiers.
We will use non-toxic mordants on cotton and silk fabric to explore the range of achievable colors. Once students understand the relationships between fabrics, mordants, dyes and modifiers, Hannah will introduce resist techniques to add layers of pattern and create visual interest! Students will take home sample swatches in addition to a cotton bandana and yardage in colors and designs of their own making.
No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!
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