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Intro to Natural Textile Dyeing with Griffin Dyeworks

  • Camera Obscura Art Lab 1450 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA (map)

Enjoy an afternoon at Palisades Park in Santa Monica and join Laura Davis at this short form workshop! More details, instructor bio, fees, and rules via the button below!

We'll cover the basics of fiber preparation for natural dyeing, including scouring and mordanting and some resist techniques, as well as an overview of how to prepare these dyes. Vats of indigo (blue), osage orange (bright yellow), and several other dyes, depending on availability, but most likely logwood, madder, or cochineal, will be available for dyeing. We'll talk about upcycling textiles and using found items to create unique clothing and works of art. Material fee includes a wide variety of resist materials and fabric swatches for experimenting, and students may bring about 4 items to dye (depending upon the size: think of an adult tee shirt as the median). Items should be 70% or more natural fiber, including cotton, linen, bamboo, silk and thin wool, woven or knit fabric. 

Earlier Event: September 7
“Materiality” Educator Workshop 10AM
Later Event: September 7
Anni Albers Legacy Lecture