Create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging on fabric utilizing stamps and hand painting with mordants. Mordants are used in natural dyeing to alter dye colors and help them adhere to fabric or yarn. By directly applying a variety of mordants and acid to natural fibers, participants will create rich, multi-toned imagery. Once mordants are set to the fabric, pieces will be dyed using natural, botanical dyes.
You will leave with the skills and understanding to create a natural dye vat, print with thickened mordants and discharge with citric acid.
The cost of the workshop includes linen and cotton sample fabric as well as a finished piece of fabric for wall hanging. Feel free to bring additional fabric (pre-washed natural fibers) for additional experimentation.
Bio: Kenya Miles is a textile designer whose work explores and embraces the art and alchemy of natural dyeing. Through travel and apprenticeships in various countries, her work honors ancient practices while harmoniously drawing on a distinctive contemporary voice.
This intensive workshop will be held on November 10th from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a 60 minute break for lunch.