Natural Dyeing Workshop with Maggie Pate: Flower Pounding: May 8, 6pm

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Natural Dyeing Workshop with Maggie Pate: Flower Pounding: May 8, 6pm

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Flower Pounding

NATURAL DYEING CLASS USING FLORALS (SWOON).

Within each flower, there is an explosive power of color just waiting to be revealed. In this hands-on workshop, we will use a pounding technique and a variety of flowers to create atmospheric and colorful silk scarves. This form of eco-printing has a final result similar to the Japanese technique of shibori dyeing. 

INSTRUCTOR: MAGGIE PATE

Textile artist Maggie Pate has cultivated a remarkable studio that is 100% sustainable and eco-friendly. Her main focus is on capturing color predominantly with food waste, collected from local restaurants and farms. In June 2018, she released her first book, The Natural Colors Cookbook. Her guide explores in depth how to capture color with food waste and pantry basics, making natural dyeing and sustainable colors accessible — and earth-loving — to all.

 CLASS DETAILS

This 2-hour, hands-on workshop will give an overview of how to create color and pattern from 

  1. Intro to Eco-Printing

  2. Fiber treatment & preparation

  3. Flower composition and design

  4. Pounding Techniques

During this class, the following items will be provided to practice dyeing:

— Silk Scarf
— Cotton Tote Bag

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