Block Printing with Mordants and Natural Dyes with Kori Hargreaves
- Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 04:00pm
- Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 04:00pm
Expand your natural dyeing skills into a whole new realm with this 2-day exploration of block printing and surface design! This workshop will explore the possibilities and practice of block printing on textiles to create rich, wash-fast and light-fast designs using natural color.
Students will first be guided through the process of designing and carving their own personalized blocks for printing, and then multiple printing techniques and mediums will be explored… printing with mordants, resists, and discharge mediums will be covered, as well as tips for selecting materials and setting oneself up for success.
On the second day there will be ample opportunity to dye the printed fabrics and play with a variety of natural dye vats. Students will go home with their block carvings as well as multiple finished fabrics and samples that they have printed and dyed using their designs!
Enjoy a potluck lunch and socialize with the instructor and fellow students. Just bring something to share, your own snacks, ideas for designs you'd like to print, and maybe a notebook and camera.
West County Fiber Arts is the studio of felt artist Heidi Harris, on a beautiful 1-acre property in rural Sonoma County, California. Classes will take place both indoors and in the garden.