Seasonal Spectrums : A Natural Dyeing Workshop

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Seasonal Spectrums : A Natural Dyeing Workshop

85.00

SUN JUNE 10th 12-4PM

Surround yourself with seasonal color from plants, welcome in the summer season with color exploration. In this class we explore working with local natural pigments to create a palette of natural hues. We dive deep into the practices of natural dyeing in tune with the earths rhythm, mapping our sensory experience onto cloth through alchemy color practices. We cover all aspects of getting started with creating natural color, working with fibers, PH modifiers, and mordants, ethical harvesting & more. Students leave with the skills to explore their environments with a new perspective.

Each person will take home sample dye booklets, a natural color 101 zine, and 3 - 4 dyed fabrics which they can create with, 1 yard each person.

All materials provided.

About your instructor:
Spontaneous Atelier is the working title of multidisciplinary artisan Nicole Varney. Working within the mediums of textiles, natural pigments, sound healing & herbalism, she tells stories of ecological consciousness through her works. She operates a nomadic natural color studio, working closely with plant allies and the landscape to create localized pigments for designers and individuals. She lives and works in and around Ontario, Canada.

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