Floral Bundle Dyeing

Date(s) - November 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Sou'wester Lodge


Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series

Floral Bundle Dyeing with Brittany Boles

Floral bundle dyeing layers color the same way you make a delicious meal, thoughtful design, scent, texture, and delicious natural ingredients blend together. We’ll steam our fabric like textile dumplings to create lovely Monet-esque designs. We’ll use flowers grown in my dye garden, spices, extracts, and pigments to ceate beautiful water color effects on natural fabric. You’re invited to bring your own bouquet of dried flowers to immortalize as well. We’ll discuss the world of natural dyes and explore hammered leaf and flower prints (hapazome influences) on paper as well. Price includes a premordanted cotton pillowcase and samples of raw silk noil and bamboo/cotton fabric and a handbook with home instructions.

Fiber artist and indigo grower, Brittany Boles, shares her knowledge of the world of plant colors in workshops along the north coast. She maintains a dye garden at NorthFork 53 Farm in Nehalem, specializing in Japanese Indigo pigment extraction. She’s passionate about collaborating with local artists and connecting with her local native dye plants in her small coastal town of Gearhart.

COST: $60 plus a materials fee of $25 (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)

BRING: Notebook, pen, dried flowers (optional), and a bag for transporting damp fibers home. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Coffee and tea provided. Please wear clothes that are ok to get dye on.

This workshop is for students age 10 and up. Max students 12.

RSVP: souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.