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Natural Dyeing Workshop w/ Maggie Pate: Flower Pounding

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 4:00 pm @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Glasswing Greenhouse
1351 E. Olive Way
Glasswing Greenhouse

Within each flower, there is an explosive power of color just waiting to be revealed. In this hands-on workshop, we will use a pounding technique and a variety of flowers to create atmospheric and colorful silk scarves. This form of eco-printing has a final result similar to the Japanese technique of shibori dyeing.

Textile artist Maggie Pate has cultivated a remarkable studio that is 100% sustainable and eco-friendly. Her main focus is on capturing color predominantly with food waste, collected from local restaurants and farms. In June 2018, she released her first book, The Natural Colors Cookbook. Her guide explores in depth how to capture color with food waste and pantry basics, making natural dyeing and sustainable colors accessible — and earth-loving — to all.

This 2-hour, hands-on workshop will give an overview of how to create color and pattern from

  1. Intro to Eco-Printing
  2. Fiber treatment & preparation
  3. Flower composition and design
  4. Pounding Techniques

During this class, the following items will be provided to practice dyeing:

— Silk Scarf
— Cotton Tote Bag

If you’re interested in bringing your own fibers to dye, please email us in advance. We’ll try to accommodate all requests. Yarn and protein fibers would work best for this workshop.

Questions? Can’t make this class date? Email us, and we’ll notify you of our next workshop.

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