Natural Colors and Iron
May 12, 13 and June 30- July 1 2018 – 10am – 5pm – R A W Textile studio – St. Johns – Portland, Oregon
Registration closes May 8 and June 27
This workshop is for all levels and can be applied to various art practices such as printing, painting, paper arts, encaustic, weaving ect…… You will gain a basic understanding of plant dyes that we will create from harvested plants and extracts, combined with two mordants; iron and alum. The materials are included in the class fee.
We will be creating silk and cotton samples of each combination we try and a panel of silk for each of you to create one larger piece or several experiments to start your process.
There will be a one hour lunch break (at Cathedral park if weather permitting). I will provide fruits and veggies with dips as well as iced tea or hot tea if you prefer. Please bring food according to your needs.
Bring any iron objects that you would like to print with any extra fabric that you might want to dye.
If you are interested in this class please email Rio. Specify which dates you would like to reserve and I will send you an invoice from Paypal for the workshop. There is no refund for cancellations after registration closes so please be sure you can attend when you sign up.