Natural Dyeing Day Camp : starts Wednesday June 21, 10:30am-5pm for 3 consecutive days

$550.00 CAD

COVID 19 POLICY : This workshop has been scheduled as part of our transition to a new Masking Optional policy. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear masks while attending our workshop sessions. While masking is optional, we want to prioritize the safety and well-being of all our attendees and staff. As such, we ask that you consider wearing a mask to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We encourage everyone to practice good hygiene and maintain physical distancing when possible. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe.

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 Clay Resist - a technique where a clay paste is painted, stencilled or stamped onto fabric.  The fabric will then be dyed in our indigo vats, and the dye will resist wherever the paste has been applied.  A simple and fun way to create your own patterned fabric.

This natural dyeing class is three 6-hour sessions, with a half hour break during each session
The second session is Thursday June 22, and the final session will be Friday June 23.

Instructor : Julie Sinden

Prerequisite : None! This is the perfect class fall in love with natural dyeing.

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CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.

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.