Learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing and eco-printing with plants! In this class, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you work with whole plants to create colors and patterns on fiber. Kristen Arzt will cover an introduction to natural dye plants and different types of fabric. Participants will work with natural dyestuffs including food scraps, fresh and dried flowers, locally foraged leaves, and more. Participants will also learn how to bundle dye on silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, create organic patterns, both improvisational and intentional printmaking on cloth, wrap the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop. At the end of the class attendees will leave with three dyed projects, including a cotton bandana and silk scarf.
Please note: a $15 materials fee is due to the instructor at the start of class to cover all class materials.