Giftmaking: Batik with Natural Dyes with Kim Khaira

Repeats every day until Tue Nov 05 2019 . Also includes Sat Nov 09 2019.
November 5, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
November 9, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 10 am-4 pm
 Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10 am-4 pm

Fee: $85/ $75 members per session (all materials included). Two sessions available: Tuesday, November 5 & Saturday, November 9. Take one or both! Registration for the Tuesday session is now closed.
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist-in-residence Kim Khaira spent part of the summer working alongside master dyer Arianne King Comer and walking the grounds with Native herbalist Angela Kingsawan. These interactions informed the next phase of her residency project at Lynden: harvesting plants from the grounds and developing the natural dyeing techniques used in this workshop. Her practical and artistic experiments with indigo, turmeric, goldenrod and other materials gathered at Lynden have elicited everything from poetic lamentations on natural fibers to a series of sample batik prints in a range of colors and a variety of saturations.

In this workshop, Khaira invites you to gather around the dye vat and create batik gifts for upcoming holidays unique to you, your family, and your culture.

Bring a lunch; complimentary herbal drinks provided.

About the Artist
Kim M Khaira is a community worker and artist based in Milwaukee from Penang, Malaysia, whose current work draws on the sense of home, creating home, and of making “sense” of the literal and abstract. She is exploring these themes in Pulang Balik: I Am Going Home Too, her residency project at Lynden.

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