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Claires' Eco Dye Workshop

Posted by Sonia on October 7, 2016 at 4:05 AM

Hi All,

I have just uploaded images of some of the great dyed fabrics acheived at the Eco Dye Workshop with Claire Cawte, greatfully taken and submitted by Sonia. We all had a great time messing about with leaves, petals, seeds, berries, bits of iron and coppers all rolled up in fabric and tied tightly with string [or threads if you thought of it]

What had previously, at least for me. been a scary subject with mordants and alum etc, turned out o be not so hard after all and although you can never quite gauranteewhat the result will be with the Eco printing the possibilities are endless and only governed by your resources and imagination. I have already purchased a steamer and a dedicated saucepan for dyeing!

Claire was free with her expertise and knowledge and had some fab samples with her including all her samples from her degree course. The necessary Alum, white vinegar and iron water was provided by Claire but so many of the different mordants are in your own home already so all the excuses not to do this type of dyeing where the colours are so subtle and gorgeous are no longer valid.

With Colour being the theme for our next exhibition the possibilities are exciting!

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