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Bundle Dyeing
This workshop explores the basics of extracting color from plants for accessible and sustainable naturally patterned fabric. We'll experiment with eco printing, directly transferring color and shape from the petals, leaves, and roots of dye plants. Local and kitchen-foraged dye materials are encouraged, or students can opt to purchase a kit of materials at the time of registration.
Offered as:
  • TAC at Home
Dyeing 101
This class will take students through basics on dyes, chemicals and additives while focusing on how to mix and blend colors to get your desired effects. Once you prepare your dyes students will learn immersion dyeing, direct application, tie-dye, and hand painting. All techniques will be learned through fun projects that students can take home with them.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series
Gilding on Fabric
Students will learn the process of applying metal leaf to fabric. Using a contemporary version of gilding, the process of applying paper-thin sheets of metal to a surface, workshop participants will learn how to add metal to various kinds of fabric in their own shapes and patterns. Over the course of two 2 hour sessions, Solange will walk participants through the nuances of this technique from how to effectively seal their fabric, apply sizing and finally metal leaf. This process is decorative and once metal is applied, fabric can be washed.
Indigo Dyeing
In this workshop, students learn the basics of creating an all organic indigo dye vat, and how to dye with it. Fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring along some light colored natural fabrics to experiment with (cotton, linen, wool, etc)!
Offered as:
  • After Workshop
Katazome
Katazome is a Japanese resist dyeing using rice past. Students will learn to make a cut-paper stencil, makea traditional rice resist paste, print/paint with paste resist, and finally dye the work created. Students will also explore the basics of stencil design for repeat patterns or single design motifs.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series
  • After Workshop
Lake Pigments
This TAC at Home workshop introduces participants to lake pigments made from natural dyes. Lake pigments are a great way to use every drop of natural color by converting it to a shelf-stable powder. These pigments can be used for making natural paints or pastels, or for split lake dyeing. Students can join in dye extraction and laking in our first remote studio session, then continue to process their pigments over 1-2 hours of independent work during the week. Our second session will focus on sharing our experiments, paint making, and Q+A. Garden and kitchen-foraged colorants are encouraged, or students can opt to purchase a kit of materials at the time of registration.
Natural Dyeing 101
In this 12 hour class, students will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials, including natural dye sources, how to extract colors, what mordants are, and how to use them to fix color.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
Shibori Dyeing
Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, stitching, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns. Students will learn the techniques of shibori dyeing with fun dyeing projects.
Offered as:
  • Weekend Intensive
  • 4 Week
  • Morning Series
  • After Workshop