SOLD OUT* || Bundle-Dyeing Workshop: Using Raw Plant Materials to Make Impressions on Fabric

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

This workshop invites you to use cotton fabric as your canvas for “painting” with natural dyes. Using the bundle-dyeing method – in which raw plant materials are directly applied on fabric that is then bundled, bound and steamed – students will dye four 12″ x 12″ samples of organic cotton muslin fabric. When the bundles are unwrapped, distinct, watercolour-like impressions remain on the fabric. Each sample will be unique but combined they would make stunning additions to a quilt or any other sewn project. We will address the proper scouring and mordanting of cotton fabric to prepare it to accept the dyes, as well as the care of fabrics that have been plant-dyed. A wonderful introduction to a spontaneous method of natural dyeing!

Cost: $75+hst (includes all materials)

*This class is presently sold out, but if you are interested in a future session please email [email protected] to join a waiting list or to arrange a private class.