Natural Dyeing Day Camp : starts Wednesday July 27, 10:30am-5pm for 3 consecutive days

$450.00 CAD

COVID 19 POLICY : By registering you agree to adhere to our COVID 19 Safety protocols. In order to create a safe space for our entire community, we will continue to act with an abundance of caution as we open up in-person workshops. Please read these details carefully, no exceptions will be made. We will require proof of vaccination upon arrival for your class. Our entire team is proudly triple vaccinated, we are happy to show you our proof as well! Participants and instructors will be required to wear a mask or face covering while inside our space. We look forward to welcoming you to class.

Special Summer Day Camp edition!

An introduction to the magical world of dyeing with natural dyestuffs (plants, bugs and minerals). Students will learn everything they need to know to continue an exploration of natural dyes at home, including mordanting, preparing the dyebath, and dyeing with cotton fabric, linen fabric and wool yarn. Basic surface design techniques such as shibori will also be explored. Each student will also complete a dye sample book for future reference.

The second day of the class will focus entirely on Indigo dyeing and Shibori techniques. An intensive day learning about the magic of Indigo dyeing. Each student will learn to make their own fructose vat to work with during the day. Explore Japanese shibori and other dip dyeing techniques. All dye stuffs will be provided, just bring your fibres for dyeing!

The third day of the class will focus on Mordant Printing. Learn to combine painting, printing and stenciling techniques with thickened mordants to create multiple colours on a single piece of fabric. We will use three different mordants and two separate dyestuffs to achieve a wide palette of colours. Students will learn how to mix the thickened mordant paste, several ways to apply it to fabric, the fixative process, and will dye each piece with natural dyes.

This natural dyeing class is three 6-hour sessions, with a half hour break during each session
The second session is Thursday July 28 and the final session will be Friday July 29th.

Instructor : Julie Sinden

Pre-requisite : None! This is the perfect class fall in love with natural dyeing.

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CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.