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Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

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Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Tasha Griffith
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10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Learn to screen print your own unique designs and dye fabrics, all using natural dyes. Forget depending on textile companies or synthetic dyes—you will be free to find rebellious color in your local environment, in your kitchen and from natural sources around the world. You won’t need a lot of special equipment. We will work with tools and processes you can use almost anywhere to make infinitely varied designs. We will bust myths, explore the science behind natural dyes and mordants and fuse ancient traditions with new ideas. You will learn to make a range of long-lasting red, yellow and brown tones.

About the Instructor(s)

Tasha Miller Griffith grew up in a family of makers and tinkerers, and has been drawn to textiles of all kinds since she was very small. She is driven by the belief that making things by hand empowers people to live more joyfully and thoughtfully. In her classes, she works to build deep understanding through hands-on experimentation in a warm and inspiring environment. Tasha teaches at folk schools and fiber arts events nationally, and writes for magazines including Taproot and PLY. She also shares free tutorials on her website.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Comfortable clothes and shoes which you don't mind getting dye on, and/or an apron

• Rubber gloves

• An old plain terry cloth bath towel (bring two if you have room when packing)

• An old sheet or a few yards of expendable smooth fabric (for a printing/steaming surface)

• Light-colored (preferably un-dyed) small to medium sized fabric items to dye and print on as time permits, such as: scarves or bandanas, pillowcases, dishtowels, t-shirts, or smaller cuts of fabric for later projects. These can be made of either cellulose fiber (cotton/linen/hemp etc.) or protein fiber (silk/wool/alpaca etc.), but must be all natural fiber, and should not include any synthetic fiber content. New and used/thrifted items both work well. Things you feel free to play and experiment with are the best.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Natural dye materials, mordants and assists

• Materials for making small printing screens

• Squeegees

• Cutting tools

• Stencil material—students will take home all of these items

• Sample fabric

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