Plant Based Dyeing and Printing
Connect with historical traditions from all over the world as we discover the shades, hues, and colours of natural dyes! Join Anna Mathis for this wonderful week, jam packed with colourful chemistry; we will be exploring mordants, the fascinating pink and purple hues of brazil wood, and experimenting with colours you can find in of your own backyard. Participants will be working collectively to create resources of dyeing knowledge, making and following recipes to dye samples of wool, cotton, and silk. During the week we will also be creating patterns on scarves using Japanese Shibori techniques, and printing using flowers, bark and leaves. Participants will create a resource binder of dyed samples and recipes, and will dye 3 silk scarves.
Instructor: Anna Mathis
Anna Mathis is an international award winner for her textile designs, a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Education at the University of New Brunswick. Anna is passionate about sharing her craft through teaching and selling fiber arts supplies, and has recently been expanding her practice by exploring wearable art; creating unique felted necklaces, scarves, skirts and vests.