January 27-29, 2019
Come to Florida and print with Sharon Sorken at the Aya Fiber Studio from Jan 27-29, 2019
Sharon is known for her experimental uses of Mordants, modifiers and using multiple blankets to achieve her beautiful clear botanical prints. Come work along side of Sharon and learn her techniques and how she is getting such gorgeous color and prints.
We will be using several different mordants; Alum, AA. PO and even some Copper.
These salts will be used in minimal amounts! You will be surprised how small of an amount it takes. We will also have modifiers and Sharon will show you how she obtains variations in color using them.
Come with a stash of your favorite fabrics; enough to keep printing for 3 days; we will have multiple LARGE steam pots going; so the sky is the limit! don’t forget blanket materials. You might want to pre-mordant a few pieces so you can get going right away. If you want you can send packages via USPS ahead of time and I will hold them for you.
As for Dyes, we will have Madder, Logwood, Weld, Brazilwood, Osage and Chestnut to choose from. An Indigo vat will also be available
Come willing to experiment and create samples you can use at home to recreate your work. Bring your ideas to share as we all learn from each other.
I will have Florida foilage; Euc, Greveilla, Casaurina, Willow, Castor and some wild vines that do crazy discharge. If you have leaves in your stash, you might want to bring them
There will be a small materials fee to cover the costs of dyestuff and mordants, propane etc. I usually measure out what we actually use and will tell everyone on the last day.
This is a great opportunity for the 1st 12 people who register!