Discover the magic of dyeing with plants and insects in this intro course for beginners. Students will learn about the process from start to finish and will have the knowledge to continue natural dye experiments at home. Each student will go home with a mini sample book and their naturally dyed fabric.
– Dyeing your cloth evenly
– Shibori, traditional tye-dye technique
Make samples with four different dye plants (Madder, Logwood, Fustic, and Cutch) as well as some dyestuffs you can find in your own kitchen, like onion skins and avocado stones.”
In the end you will go home with the experiments you made, but also your ‘end product’: a big piece of dyed fabric. And maybe you have some white clothes (made from natural materials) in your closet that could use a brush of paint?
Alice Tsibulsky is a textile artist with a background in cultural and environmental anthropology. She completed a Fibre Arts certificate course in Canada and has worked at a sewing studio in Toronto for several years. She likes making all different things, but lately her focus has been on hand quilting and natural dyeing as means of slowing down and enjoying the process of her craft.
What we offer:
– All pigments and tools you need for dyeing
– Materials for samples and cotton fabric (2 meter) for your end product
– Recipes for dyeing
– Vegan lunch, coffee & tea
– Professional guidance by Alice Tsibulsky
**With nice weather, this workshop takes place in our garden.