vol / fullBandhani & Leheriya: revival of traditional Indian resist dyeing techniques

3daagse workshop o.l.v. Kameldeep Kaur

India has been known since antiquity for amazing handcrafted textile techniques. Resist dyed and printed textiles have been exported since antiquity as well. Gujarat and Madras were two important ports and producing centres for Dutch and British companies. Kamaldeep - researcher and your teacher during these 3 days - has been involved in the revival of several techniques and helping in continuity of the existing crafts by design input in terms of product development .

In this workshop she will share some of these age old techniques and patterns. The dyes we chose for you to work with are natural dyes, such as Madder, Daru haldi and Lac.

We start with the story of Baandhani and Leheriya, a brief introduction, and show you images of the process, the wearers, makers, surroundings, as well as some traditional and contemporary products.

After this presentation we begin with Leheriya on a finer silk fabric, which we will prepare and soak overnight for you. The samples once tied can be dyed the same day with madder. You will be able to make several different samples.

Some of the Leheriya samples can be opened and retied the next day and re dyed to get two colour effects and design variations.

Kamaldeep will show another presentation on the second morning to start the day on natural dyes, followed by preparing the daru haldi after which we continue with the tying process of Baandhani and do the dyeing at the end of the day.

The third day will be devoted to lac dyeing, starting again with some more tying in the morning, working in groups near the dye bath, to talk about the dye bath and the development of the dye bath .

The sample that people tie on this day can be a scarf instead of a smaller sample piece.

If time permits we will do two different lac dye baths: one with tamarind and one with vinegar to show the difference in the brightness of the colour. We could also use different mordants on lac to get different shades on the scarf.

This class will be in English. There will be a labfee for the natural dyes and the Indian silk.

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eventueel zelf meebrengen:

30grams zijde en 50grams zijde

NB tijdens de les gebruiken we indiase zijdes
de gewone ponge zijde (nr 8  en nr 12) is ook te koop, evenals crepe de chine/crepe satijn

er zal een toeslag worden berekend vanwege zijde, verf en beitsmiddelen.