Natural Dye Workshop
Date: Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Time: 10AM-5PM, 1 hr lunch included
Location: Blackbird Fabrics Studio, 1330 Napier Street, Vancouver BC.
Please note: this class will be partially outside. We are hoping the sun is out, but please dress for the all weather conditions.
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About the Class
Natural dyeing is an exciting and experimental hobby with limitless possibilities! In this class, we will be working with mordants, natural dyes, and minerals in order to create a rainbow of colour options. Students will be able to choose from an array of combinations to create a final showstopping piece of dyed fabric. First, you will create a 'clear' foundation layer using mordants enhance the final colour choice. Then, you will create a base colour using our 4 natural dyes: cultch, logwood, madder, and marigold. After you have completed your base shade, you will then be able to use resist dyeing techniques such as binding and wrapping to create organic and beautiful designs in your fabric. Once completed, you will have your very own naturally dyed fabric that is totally unique and wonderfully you!
Class fee includes:
- 7 hours of class time.
- 2 meters of pre-washed natural fibre fabric. Fabric options will be sent closer to the workshop.
- Lunch, with snacks and refreshments throughout the class.
- The use of our class supplies and other necessary notions - there is no need for you to bring anything!
- A 15% discount coupon to use for a future purchase.
This class is designed for everyone! No experience is necessary. As this is a practical class, you will be required to lift dye pots of water and assist with final cleanup. As we are working with dyes and water, you may get dirty and damp, so please wear proper clothing and footwear.
About The Instructor:
Kaytee Kilgour is a Textile Artist and Surface Design instructor living in Vancouver, BC. Kaytee currently teaches Textile Surface Design at Vancouver Community College (Fashion Design & Production). She has taught classes at Emily Carr University and facilitated workshops at Blim Art & Craft Facility. Kaytee has exhibited her textile work in Vancouver as a solo artist, in group shows, collaborations and site specific installations. Her most recent work explores absences in craft through weaving and sounds. Kaytee works with local designers, manufacturers and non-profit social enterprise to develop production programs.
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