Please note this workshop is held in our studio. We have limited the class size to a maximum of 4 participants to ensure there is sufficient distance between participants. All participants will have to check in using the QR code, have temperature taken and must have their face masks on at all times in the studio.
NATURAL DYE OF THE MONTH (NOV): Lac (as seen in image)
NATURAL DYE OF THE MONTH (DEC): Pomegranate (Grey)
In this introductory workshop, I will be sharing how natural dye works and debunk common myths and misconception on naturally dyed goods. Natural dyes were the only colours used before the first synthetic dye was invented in 1856, all dyes used before came from plants, insects and minerals. The age old craft of natural dyeing is still practised in many parts of the world however only very few places still do it today. We are very privileged to work with a few very talented artisans in Peru, Indonesia and India, and wish we can meet more of them!
You will experiment with several resist dyeing techniques on a couple of practice cotton squares and decide on your final technique to use on a 2m long handwoven Khadi scarf. We have premordanted the scarves so you can spend your time in class being creative.
Fret not! In this class, we are doing it the adult way, you’re not going to end up looking like #hippefail and no random rainbow swirls and blotches. We will cover step-by-step folding, clamping and simple resist methods with common objects to create patterns that are both visually exciting and professional.
We will be dyeing with a natural dye derived from shellac resin excreted by the lac insect. We should achieve a complex wine red colour during the class. Fingers crossed!
Please come dressed in clothes that you don’t mind getting some dye on. Aprons and gloves will be provided if you need them.
Natural Dye Shibori Scarf Workshop
This class is limited to 4 participants only.
If the minimum class size is not met, we will inform you to reschedule the class or arrange a full refund if the class is cancelled. You will receive your refund within 5-7 business days, depending on your issuing bank.