Featuring Fibers and Dyes from our Golden State of California
COURSE 4-5HOURS- $180
This workshop explores the magic of botanical colour as a medium for printing. Students will learn how to make natural dye ink for printing on fabric, the basics on how to modify color, and team up with other students to screenprinting their own take-home project.
Together we’ll run through the process of mixing print paste, dye paint, and play with different mordant modifiers to run color tests on fabric swatches. Students will then assist each other to silkscreen onto fabric and set the print by steaming.
Learn to prep fabric for “wash/light fastness” and durability.
How to make natural-dye printing ink
Basic screenprinting techniques
How to steam fabric for lasting results
Take Home Project:
Watercolor dye chart
Color swatches on cotton/wool/silk
Final Project TBD