Mapping Color: Ecoprinting with Plants - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Kristine Vejar
In this class, you will learn:
+ to print with flowers and leaves using The Modern Natural Dyer as reference.
+ steps in the natural dyeing process to create long-lasting natural color on wool, silk, cotton, and linen.
+ which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found.
The eco-printing technique is particularly captivating as it provides a way to bring your garden with you everywhere you go! Throughout time, people have used a variety of techniques to mark their clothing as their own. You can use natural dyes to record a history of your hikes through nature.
There will be a collection of samples from the projects in The Modern Natural Dyer for you to see in person - including the Flowers at My Fingertips Sewing Kit and samples of colors from the book. You will leave this class with a series of eco-printed fabrics, and a practical foundation to starting your own eco-printing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer.
Each student will receive a Mapping Color Kit which includes:
+ Silk scarf
+ Linen fabric
+ Wool flannel fabric
+ Dye plants*
+ The Modern Natural Dyer
*Flowers with be provided but please feel free to bring some flowers from your garden to experiment with!
Students have the option of dyeing additional silk scarves! If you would like to dye more scarves, please add them to your cart below. You must pre-order at least a week in advance, so we have time to prepare it for dyeing.
No experience required.
1 session / 3 hours
Date: Coming soon!
Cost: $145 (includes kit)
Kristine discovered natural dyeing on a textile research trip to India in 2001. She fell in love with the process and her life has never been the same. She has devoted her life to learning everything she can about natural dyeing including founding her natural dyeing studio and shop, A Verb for Keeping Warm. She loves helping people create their own natural dyeing practice, and to help support this work, she wrote her first book, The Modern Natural Dyer. When she isn’t dyeing, she can be found knitting and sewing, cuddling her two mini-dachshunds, drinking wine, eating chocolate, and traveling the world in search of those who also practice natural dyeing.