Bundle Dyeing + Ecoprinting: rituals of color and connection
Fri March 24th 6-8pm
at Sulis Studio, Brushworks Florence Arts and Industry Building (221 Pine Street, Florence MA)
Studio #253, second floor
*sold out! email us to be on waitlist if there's any cancellations*
In 2023 we're shifting the focus of our in-person botanical dye workshops to be less jam-packed with technical info drops, and more about slowing down and dropping in to the ritual practice of dyeing with whole fresh or dried plants. We'll still share about the chemistry that gets natural colors to stick to fabrics, but we'll also spend more time exploring the history and ecosystems of bioregional dye plants, allowing space for reflections and stories from workshop participants as we collectively build our relationships with these plants and the beauty of color and transformation.
What we'll cover:
- fabric options + mordants
- local plants that can be used for dyeing
- dye techniques of bundle dyeing and eco printing
- plant dye modifiers
- 1 silk bandana / scarf for you to dye
- dye plants + all supplies for bundle dyeing
- handout with information from the workshop so you can continue experimenting with natural dyes at home! (you can definitely bring your own notebook to write down info too)
Cost: $25-50 Sliding Scale
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About the Space:
Sulis Studio is an arts collective and community art studio run by Rebecca DeWitt, Raven Burrell, and Kaley Donovan. Studio offerings include weekly Figure Drawing sessions, monthly Queer Figure Drawing, and a variety of workshops and events led by local community members. Sulis Studio seeks to create a healing and safe space where the magic of creativity can emerge and artists and makers gather, create, and get inspired. Check out their gorgeous space on instagram @sulisstudio253
Sulis Studio is on the second floor, #253, and can be accessed via stairs or ramp plus elevator. The studio has lots of open space for moving around in, and a variety of seating/standing options. There are stalled and wheelchair accessible bathrooms across the Arts & Industry building.
Workshop is limited to 14 participants, with advance registration required. This is an indoor event, so well-fitted masks are required! (if you need one, we can provide you a surgical mask, KN95, or N95 at the door.) Tasha + Devon are vaccinated & bivalent boosted, and will be wearing masks for the duration of the event including while teaching. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please contact us if you have questions about this!