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Mordants, Modifiers and Blankets - with Sharon Sorken
Eco dyeing is using real leaves and flowers to obtain prints on fabric using natural dyes.
Students will work with different mordants and modifiers to obtain vibrant colors and variations. The use of cotton flannel blankets soaked in natural dyes will produce clear prints of the leaves and flowers used. Students will work with silk, wool, cotton and cellulose.
On the third day the class will eco dye clothing such as dresses, top, tee shirts and large pieces of fabric.
It is a wonderful adventure into nature!
Students should provide: Fabric
This class will be held at Sharon's studio:
3 Calle Perezoso
Santa Fe, NM
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 four students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $450 (Member $425)