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Natural Dyeing with Local Plants (Morning Series)

Textile Arts Center - Brooklyn Studio

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Brooklyn Studio 505 Carroll St BrooklynNY  11215
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Brooklyn Studio 505 Carroll St BrooklynNY  11215

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What's Included

Instructor: Liz Spencer Get to know the colorful bounty that your local area has to offer by working with fresh plants foraged from and grown in the nearby ecosystem with The Dogwood Dyer's Liz Spencer. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders provides a real connection to this age old process. Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye stuffs, including the variance of color results from working with different parts of the plant, collected at different times of the harvest season as well as hue and depth change when extracting with hot vs. cold water. No previous dyeing knowledge necessary. Each participant will leave with various types of fabrics in a palette of regional colors. -- Morning Series classes are introductory classes to the textile arts. Morning series classes do not come with free open studio time.

About This Organizer

Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade. 

 

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture. 

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Brooklyn Studio 505 Carroll St BrooklynNY  11215
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