Eco-Dyeing & Printing with Eucalyptus

1-dags workshop met Wieteke Opmeer (NL)

We will start the day with a short powerpoint presentation/introduction of Wieteke's work. Followed by explaining the schedule of this experimental dyeing class. 

What students may expect: 
We will use fresh Eucalyptus leaves for dyeing silk, wool and cotton. Students will learn also how to print with the eucalyptus leaves.
There will be 3 baths: one for 'regular' dyeing with fresh leaves, and one each with copper or iron added to create different results/shades.

We will begin with making a sampler so that you have a reference for later work. When this is finished you can work on your own making larger pieces, such as a scarf or shawl.

A sample package of silk, wool and (mordanted) cotton, qualities of which we are sure that will work, will be prepared for you to use during class. Since cotton does not take the dye very well, we will explain how to prepare cotton fabric for future projects. This treatment is a very eco friendly method of mordanting which helps the cotton to accept the dye. 

This class is for all levels. Spoken language: English.

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SDA members have priority to enter this class.
Non members may register as well as from august 15 on a first come first serve basis.

This class is related to ECOVISION, the 2nd Conference organised in
Tilburg for the European members of the Surface Design Association.

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The cost of the sampler and eucalyptus are included in the workshop fee.
The list of materials to bring will be posted on this website page soon.