This workshop is an inspiring introduction to natural dye where you learn to create beautiful patterns on textiles. The focus will lie on bundle dye, a technique that enables direct transfer of colour pigments from flowers and other natural materials onto fabric.
Without the use of harmful chemicals!
The colourful results can be varied endlessly and can be compared to a kind of updated tie dye, with floral and marble-like patterns. Inspiration comes from the patterns that exist around us: the marbling of the mountains, flowers & leaves, trees & bark.
-Introduction, brief history and contemporary orientation on the subject.
-Basic info about natural colours and different techniques.
-We analyse and look at differently dyed examples.
-Demonstration of bundle dye.
-Start your own project! Each participant get's an individual coaching in order to be able to work in their own.
You will receive a small compendium with recipes and relevant information in good time before the workshop starts.
You might want to consider what you want to color and what colors you would like and you shall get help to choose the right dyestuff and material! Only natural fibres take colour.
I am a fashion designer and artist and I run the brand ALICE FINE, focused on natural dyeing. My interest in natural dye began after a number of years in the fashion industry where I decided to explore sustainable ways to dye textiles. I wanted to work more artisanal, in a small scale. And I wanted to show that it is possible to create strong, vibrant colours and patterns, without chemicals. Working in symbiosis with organic materials and textiles has become a way for me to question production processes, the consumer society and the value of a garment. The results are unique plant-coloured garments and objects full of inherent power from nature. I teach natural dye because I want to share this magical world full of colour we have around us. It is also a great way to give new life to an old garment that has lost its colour or become stained. Welcome to dye with me!
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4 - 8 participants
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