Experience the wonders of nature’s palette this summer at the AG! At this in-person, outdoor class you will learn to use both dried and fresh flowers to dye your very own silk scarf using the bundle dye technique. Textile artist Sister Mollusk (Shannon Bateman) will walk you through the process of creating lovely abstract patterns on cloth using flowers found in nature and the garden. Participants will receive a pre-mordanted silk scarf and flower kit to create a unique design of their own. This 2-hour workshop will include a 1 hour waiting period while the bundles are in the dye pot, during which you can ask questions or take a break. Upon registering you will receive a list of “dye-approved” flowers so that you can also collect supplies of your choosing to experiment with during the workshop!
Don’t delay, register today, registration is limited to 8 participants.
Sister Mollusk’s naturally dyed textiles are meant to spark curiosity for the natural world. She collects dyes from the flowered fields, shadowed forests, and weed-lined roadways to create whimsical, one-of-a-kind pieces. Drawing on traditional techniques and continuous experimentation, her practice is rooted in sustainability and the creative re-imagining of local materials.
Participant kits will be provided at the workshop, with the option to bring some flowers from home to experiment with as well. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy, or an apron!
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