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Harvesting Colors – Alternative Methods- Rust Printing

September 14-16, 2019    10 am – 4pm – R A W Textiles Studio – Montavilla – Portland, Oregon

$ 450.00

Registration Closes- September 10


In this 3 day workshop we will create dye baths with harvested plants and raw materials.  I will share with you various techniques that I have personally developed and have practiced in my work. All of these techniques will be combined in different ways to explore and challenge each individual’s artistic goals. Given the time allotted we can create small samples to build upon and understand better how various plants and dyes react. From this you can adapt samples to create a finished piece or several of them. We will spend time creating sacred space and listening to the subtle vibrations that the plants and minerals give to us while we create. Composition will be explored with rust printing.  Other things to note will be harvesting, sustainability, and design.

This class is for all levels.  I hope to enrich your current practice or get you started in a new direction.  If you have financial restraints and this class would really help you mentally and artistically please reach out to Rio about scholarship opportunities.

I only allow 6 spaces in this class for optimum space and attention.

We will cover:
Making dye baths,  rust printing, direct dyeing, mordants, modifiers, shibori, over dye, under dye, developing recipes, harvesting, and design.   * note about over and under dye…..this is referring to rust printing and direct dye patterns.

Materials included in class fee-  You will have cotton and silk for sample making and larger panel of cotton and silk for final projects. Also included are dyes, gloves, needles, clamps, unlimited potential, my undivided attention. 🙂


There will be a lunch break each day.  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.

If you are interested in this class please email Rio.  Specify which class you would like to register and I will send you an invoice.   There is no refund for cancellations after registration closes so please be sure you can attend when you sign up.