Explore dyeing with nature, specifically using the magical bundle dye methods.
In this workshop we talk about mordants and modifiers and how they relate to this particular dye method. 3 different pots will be prepared so that participants can experiment the many ways you can use heat, steam, and minerals to bring different results and change the colors of plants and flowers.
All materials provided. The workshop runs about 2 hours so be prepared to possibly take damp work home.
1) We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials
2) We then get right into experimenting with the various methods for floral bundle dyeing
3) At the end, we'll answer any final questions and participants will leave with their finished works.
Each guest will go home with:
One final piece they made during the event.
About the Instructor
Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.
About the Venue
The Mint Green Building, is a re-purposed factory space situated just a block from the Morgan Ave L train stop. We love our big open work-space with large window letting in the morning light. There a large amount of room to accommodate larger groups or to just spread out.
*All private events require $200 booking fee no less than 2 weeks prior to day of event. The final price per person is due 5 days before event. Booking fee goes towards price of the event.
If food or drink is served there is a $50 cleaning fee. No hots foods can be served. Alcoholic drinks must be served a minimum. No hard liquor.
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