Japanese Earth Pigment Dyeing Workshop

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10 am-1 pm

A Workshop with Kelly Lahl

Image shown is organic cotton gauze; upgrade no longer available.

Fee: $50/ $45 members (all materials included).
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online now.

Hand-dye your own beautiful cotton gauze scarf employing simple Japanese shibori techniques to create designs. Perfect for those who have been taking Kelly Lahl’s Silk Scarf Painting workshops or for those interested in exploring different hand-dyeing processes. (You may also be interested in our Sun Printing on Fabric workshop.)

In this workshop we'll experiment with Japanese dyes made from iron oxide derived from the soil. The iron oxide is baked to create a range of different colored "mud" dyeing pigments. The dyes create beautifully subdued, earthy colors. This simple and fun hands-on process is very gentle on the environment and humans, so it's a great way to begin dyeing your own fabric at home. It's child-friendly, too. Please note: these dyes contain latex.

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