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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States

719-520-1899

BLOCK PRINTING WITH NATURAL DYES

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INSTRUCTOR: TESS MURDOCH
SATURDAY + SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 19 + 20 | 10 AM TO 2 PM | $125
REGISTER NOW: BLOCK PRINTING WITH NATURAL DYES | NOVEMBER 19 + 20

Learn the basics of block printing with natural dyes and mordants! You will be carving your own foam block/s to create fun patterns on cotton. We will be using two mordants in this class, alum and iron to bind the dyes to the fiber for permanent and vibrant results. Feel free to come with designs in mind.

Day 1: Learn the basics and carve blocks and print with mordants. Let fabrics dry overnight.

Day 2: Prepare dye vats and dye fabrics.

Watch to learn more about this beautiful technique!

MATERIALS
All materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own 100% cotton fabric, t-shirt or pillowcase to dye if time permits; something that lays flat and is 100% plant-based fiber. Water will be provided, but please bring food or snacks for break.