Natural Dye Workshop II with Michel Garcia: Colors of the Americas on Wool Fibers Using Sustainable Methods
Description: In-depth exploration and explanation of RED, BLUE, YELLOW natural dyes on wool (some usage of yak, alpaca, camel, goat fibers). Recipes and techniques for sustainable processes for textile and fashion; ecological dye methods that minimize dye, fuel, mordant, time, and impact on nature. Includes investigation of Azul Maya.
DISC ONE: Conventional and unconventional mordanting, bio-accumulators of Al, shades of cochineal red, indigo workshop using fruit skins, Maya blue "azul Maya" pigment.
DISC TWO: Yellow shades with alum, green shades, mixed orange shades, violets and browns, purple, black without mordant, Oaxaca Botanical Gardens, Textile Museum of Oaxaca, The Mendoza and The Chavez local weaving families.