Japanese Earth Pigment Dyeing Workshop

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10 am-1 pm

A Workshop with Kelly Lahl

Bengala Onesie

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Fee: $60/ $54 members (all materials included).

Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required.

Hand-dye your own Japanese artisan cotton gauze scarf, baby onesie set, or silk scarf using simple shibori techniques to create designs. Perfect for those who have been taking Kelly Lahl’s Silk Scarf Painting workshops, Jamie Lea Bertsch's Shibori with Natural Dyes workshop, or for those interested in exploring different hand-dyeing processes.

In this workshop we'll experiment with Japanese Bengala dyes made from iron oxide derived from the soil. The iron oxide is baked to create a range of "mud" dyeing pigments that 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.


About Kelly Lahl

Kelly Lahl is a multi-faceted print and surface designer working from her studio in Milwaukee, WI. She has recently taken to putting pigment down on silk, and has been experimenting with alternative approaches to surface design. She's a colorist and draws inspiration from the likes of Vera Neumann and various mid-century modernist designers and painters.

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