Natural Dyeing & Printing Workshop

1 Apr

I seem to be good for about 5 hours before sensory overload kicks in and I CAN NOT ABSORB another bit of info.  Like a sponge unable to take in one more drop.  It’s a weird feeling.  Sensory and mental too-muchness.  The workshop–down in Asheville’s River Arts District–is being offered by Catherine Ellis.  Weaver, shibori  and natural dye expert and all ’round source of an amazing amount of information.

Last year I took her natural dyeing course but this year’s add-on–printing with natural dyes–takes the process to an entirely different level.  Working with indigo, madder, cochineal, weld etc.


Checking reduction of indigo vat.

Learning amazing techniques for printing with color onto color.  And thinking of ways to incorporate all of this into Eco printing. image

The Language of Leaves


6 Responses to “Natural Dyeing & Printing Workshop”

  1. nanacathy2 April 2, 2016 at 4:43 am #

    What a lovely effect. Love those leaves.

    • Patricia April 3, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      Yes–othe leaves–so fascinating. I never know what they’re going to divulge!

  2. Mo Crow April 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    will be interesting to see how you incorporate these new techniques

    • Patricia April 3, 2016 at 11:44 am #

      Right now my mind is totally full of so many different possible applications of stuff I learned. Probably should spend the day simply breathing. But yes, I’m sure my work will be changing a bit. Love to you

  3. grace April 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    don’t forget to dye with Iris blooms

    • Patricia April 3, 2016 at 11:44 am #

      They’re on their way up–greens but no buds yet. Sending you bushels of love

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