Eco printing: Dyeing your garment with natural dyes
Get to know the colourful bounty of Maritimes flora by working with fresh plants foraged by Natural Dyer Renata Britez.
Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this age-old process.
Participants will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye, surface design techniques and leave with a palette of regional sample swatches in various sustainable fibres, a finished 11x11 in silk scarf dyed with local colour as well as informational handouts on how to repeat the process at home with local plants.
Fibre samples will be offered, but participants are encouraged to bring an old garment made from natural fibres such as cotton, silk, viscose and linen.
Please bring a notebook for swatches and notes or a binder with pages for notes and/or pockets for organizing swatches.
Dyeing can be messy, so dress in paint/dye appropriate clothes and shoes.
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