Textiles Summer Session 3
June 21 – July 3, 2020
Natural Dye Block Print
We’ll begin by exploring the basic concepts of natural dyes: mordants and plant pigments. We’ll use color from foraged plants and those specifically grown for their dye potential. Then we’ll step into making basic printing blocks from a number of materials and experiment with printing on a range of fabrics. The class will emphasize techniques for hand block-printing repeat patterns and layering multiple colors onto the same piece of fabric. Students can expect to make their own printing blocks and produce a series of 18 x 22 inch pieces showcasing different print techniques and colors along with larger works. All levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 03TA
Studio artist, textile designer, and natural dye advocate; teaching: Marshfield School of Weaving (VT), Snow Farm (MA), workshops across the country as part of his annual Indigo Tour; designs used by boutique designers and international brands on garments, home goods, wallpaper, and accessories.