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Eco-Printing and Solar Dyeing with Backyard Plants
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 – General public (materials included)
$45 – Supporter program members (materials included)
Create a one-of-a-kind scarf using this easy method for dyeing fabric using plants, jars, sunshine, and rusty cans.
In this workshop, we will use plants and flowers to make surface patterns on fabric in two different processes. We will wrap fabric around rusty cans and use foraged flowers in a solar dye shibori method to explore color patterns from plant based materials.
Materials will be provided, but you can also bring your own plants and fabrics. These processes work best on bandana or scarf size fabric and can also be used with small skeins of wool. 10+ years and up is recommended for this class. No experience needed!
Materials provided: pre-rusted cans, glass jars, pre-mordanted bandanas and scraps for color testing, plant materials for printing. The cost of these materials is included in the workshop fee.
Collected plant materials may include: foraged flowers, maple leaves, Japanese cedar leaves, oak leaves, and eucalyptus. Color dye will include common garden flowers and onion skin.
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