Join us this summer for two workshops with the extraordinary Israeli fiber artist Irit Dulman. The three-and-a-half-day "Ground Control" workshop is where Irit will teach us advanced techniques of botanical printing and dyeing, with the goal of achieving vivid colors. The two-day "Felting Workshop" will apply our skills to the creation of our own wearable art piece using nuno felting and botanical prints. Sign up for both workshops for $600 and save $50. Space is limited. Please read and understand our Cancellation Policy before registering.
"Ground Control" Workshop • $400
July 28-31, 2015 • Tues.–Thurs. 9:00am – 4:00pm, Fri. 9:00–noon.
Materials not included – list of materials will be sent upon registration
Please read and understand our Cancellation Policy before registering.
Location: Blue Sky Craft School
3046 11th Street, Boulder, CO 80304
This workshop will be an in-depth exploration of natural dyes and botanical prints and the relationship between them. We will focus mainly on expanding the classical color spectrum of the leaf print towards much brighter and diverse shades.
During the three-and-a half-day workshop students will be exposed to complex technical aspects of botanical printing and dyeing using all kinds of natural materials such as wool, silk, cotton, rayon and more.
We will learn about mordants for protein and animal fibers.
We will investigate and experiment with botanical dyes such as madder, weld and indigo as well as plants that can be found in our surroundings.
We will be studying different effects of botanical prints from sharp and bold to water color effects and monochromatics.
We will practice symmetrical prints and asymmetrical folding and tying with fabrics and different methods of cooking bundles.
Special attention will be paid to achieving print results in vivid colors.
Felting Workshop • $250
August 1-2, 2015 • 9:00am – 4:00pm