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ECO-DYEING with Sharon Sorken
Students will learn to print detailed and colorful botanical images with leaves and flowers on cloth. This 3-day course covers the processing methods essential to mastering this art form. Using only protein fibers, students will learn about the best mordants and modifiers to use on wool and silk to prepare the fabric for dyeing. Choosing and preparing natural dyes and the best plants for eco-printing will also be covered.
*This workshop will take place at the instructor's studio in Santa Fe. The address will be given to registered students.
Materials Students should provide: Bring gloves, apron, notebook, name tags and safety pins and lunch
- 2 yards of 100% French heavyweight cotton sweatshirt material (available at Cali Fabrics online or at Joanne Fabrics).
- 9 silk or wool scarf blanks, no wider than 15 inches, or 3 yards of silk or wool fabric (available at Dharma Trading)
- All fabric must be washed and dried for the class. Silk may be machine washed, but wool must be hand washed or it will felt.
Sharon Sorken has been creating designs in the fiber arts all her life. She began selling her knitwear on Madison Ave in NYC at Betsy Johnson's shop, Betsy Binky Nini. She designed knitwear for Art Yarns which were featured in Vogue Magazine. When she moved to Santa Fe in 2012, she fell in love with Indian beadwork and began designing jewelry. Her latest designing technique, Eco dyeing on silk, results in beautiful textiles. Her work can be found in Santa Fe boutiques: Array, Desert Son and Home Frocks.
This class requires a minimum of 5 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $395 (Member $375)
Material Fee: $20
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.