Instructor: Sarah Westrup
In this 6 hour workshop we will explore the magic of bundle dyeing on silk and cotton with organic 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 tannins, and how to use them to prep silk and cotton. We will experiment bundle dyeing with historical natural dyestuff such as cochineal, marigold, and logwood as well as experiment with kitchen dyes such as onion-skins and hibiscus flowers. Students will be given1/4 yard of silk, 1 silk scarf, and a cotton scarf to dye. We will also make samples prints on paper to add to your eco color library. All participants will leave with an instructional guide to take home.