Instructor: Sarah Westrup
In this two hour workshop we will explore the magic of bundle dyeing on silk with organic plant materials. This process imprints beautiful color on cloth by using mordants salts, pressure, and steam while using very small amounts of water and dyestuff. Participants will learn the natural dye basics such as how to extract natural color, what are mordants and how to use them to prep silk. We will experiment bundle dyeing with historical natural dyestuff such as cochineal, marigold, and madder root as well as experiment with kitchen dyes such as onion-skins and hibiscus flowers. Students will complete two silk scarves and leave with an instructional guide to take home.