January 21-23, 2020
Join nationally acclaimed natural dye artist Donna Brown and learn how to create pattern and texture on fabric using natural dyes.
Create fabrics that are unique and complex using the vibrant color palette of natural dye extracts. This workshop will introduce you to the many possibilities the natural dye palette offers- yellows, orange, reds, and purple. Learn about proper mordanting and experiment with surface design techniques on your silk and cotton fabric including stamping, block printing and silk screening. Different simple methods for color effects and patterns will be explored; including applying different mordants and natural dyes.
All levels welcome.
Donna is a fiber artist from Denver, Colorado. A natural dyer who loves the colors created by nature, she has over 30 years of natural-dyeing and teaching experience in venues across the U.S. and abroad, including Penland School of Crafts and John C. Campbell Folk School. She is the former owner of the Dyeworks, a natural-dye company. Donna is an active Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms volunteer who helped start the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden.
Materials Fee: $50 per student. This includes 2 yards of silk broadcloth, Natural Dye extracts, auxiliary chemicals, and instructional handout