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Yay! My 2018 run of ‘Natural Fabric Dyeing: Colour, Print and Pattern’ starts 2 weeks today!!!! I’m so excited to welcome this year’s new students... will you be one of them? .
Module 1 gives you the core skills necessary to practise natural fabric dyeing safely and successfully as either a hobby or profession. .
There’s a rich mix of fascinating historical information to contextualise your study along with inspiration from industry professionals and super clear video tutorials.
You’ll discover the secret to colour and light fastness whilst creating a rainbow of fabric dyes from just three plants. .
You’ll play with ancient Japanese Shibori patterning techniques before working on a final project that showcases all your new skills. .
Registration for this module is closing soon so if you’re hearing the call to re-wild your textiles, head over to www.NaturalFabricDyeing.com
Module 2 offers you a chance to deepen your connection to your materials by foraging for local dye plants to use in unique fabric and paper eco prints. In this second 4 week course you’re given more opportunities to step away from technology as you get outside and discover the wide variety of amazing plants that can be used for their colour, shape and texture.
By foraging in your local environment and discovering new uses for plants you may have previously walked past, you’ll increase your sense of reverence for nature and will bring your previous learning to life by developing your knowledge and ability to safely identify your local flora.
You’ll discover the secret to crisp, clear and colourful eco prints whilst embracing the serendipity of co-creating with nature. There’s nothing quite like the excitement and anticipation you’ll feel whilst unwrapping your first magical bundle of leaves and fabric or the awe when you realise you just recorded a flower's unique imprint onto cloth.
This course includes folding and bundling techniques that create clear, crisp prints, the use of iron and dye blankets and how to create multi-coloured and discharged prints.
Module 3 teaches you to harness both the science and serendipity of plant dyes as you express your unique style through natural and traditional surface pattern design. .
You’ll be deepening your conversation with nature as you move from facilitating it’s expression (Mod 2), to allowing it to inspire and express yours.
You’ll enhance your observational skills by spending quality time drawing ‘en plein air’. Regardless of your perceived ability, this time spent deeply concentrating creates a meditative stillness that can unleash your inner artist. You’ll be given various creative exercises that will enable you to find your own drawing style before being shown how to use your drawings to create repeat patterns on paper. Once designs are finalised you’ll experiment with numerous lo-tech, traditional printing techniques that make creating patterns on fabric with natural dyes an accessible possibility in your own home.
Registration is now open with multi-module discounts and instalment plan available until Mon 5th Feb at www.NaturalFabricDyeing.com