Aug
18
to Aug 19

Intermediate Natural Dyeing at Knotty By Nature in Victoira

In this two day workshop you will learn how to naturally dye a rainbow of colours from plants that were ethically harvested from our landbase. We will be working with 2"x2" squares of wool that were scoured, mordanted with alum, and in some instances dyed in preparation for shifting the colour with a modifier. 

Each student will go away with 30- 2"x2" squares of naturally dyed wool, a booklet with the names/information on the dyes used, and the knowledge of ethical harvesting practices. 

August 18 (1:30-5pm) and August 19 (1-2pm)

For tickets: Call Knotty By Nature (250.412.0198)  or email info@kbnfibres.ca

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Ink and Watercolours made from Earth and Botanical Pigments at Knotty By Nature in Victoria

Come learn how to make botanical drawing inks and watercolour paints from natural dyes and pigments. You will learn the basics of colors and creating paints- and come away with a set of 4- 1/2 oz amber glass bottles of ink, and 3 watercolour half pans we make in the workshop, as well as the recipe to make more at home!

For tickets: Call Knotty By Nature (250.412.0198)  or email info@kbnfibres.ca

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Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Ecoprinting on Silk at the Salspring Island Fibre Fair

  • 1523 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC, V5L 1V9 Canada (map)
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In this 1 day workshop you will learn to naturally dye silk using the ecoprint method.

We will be using both alum and iron as mordants to show the differences in colors based on mordants used- and leaves that were wildcrafted in late Autumn. No natural dye experience necessary.

You will go away with 2- 29"x29" scarfs and the knowledge and instruction to recreate this magic at home.

All materials included in pirce. 

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Wildcrafting from Within your Landbase at the Saltspring Island Fibre Fair

In this workshop you will learn how to naturally dye a rainbow of colours from plants that were ethically harvested from our landbase.

We will be working with 2"x 2" squares of wool that were scoured, mordanted with alum, and in some instances dyed in preparation for shifting the colour with a modifier. 

Each student will go away with 16- 2"x 2" squares of naturally dyed wool, a booklet with the names/information on the dyes used, and the knowledge of ethical harvesting practices.

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Wildcrafting From Within Your Landbase at Yarn Okanagan in Kelowna

Come learn how to grow and wildcraft mordants and natural dyes from within our landbase.

We will go over the ethics of wildcrafting, how to prepare your dye garden, and how to dye a rainbow from the world around us!

You will go home with a book of the information we go over in the class, as well as a few sample swatches of dyed wool fabric.

 

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