NATURAL DYE WORKSHOPS

Graham Keegan teaches natural dye courses from the storefront in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Subjects currently include Indigo: folded and clamped resist (Shibori), printed resist pattern making with stencils (Katazome), and block printing in a range of colors using Tannins.

If you would like to explore a natural dye subject and don't see a group course listed, can't find a date that will work or you would prefer to learn privately, you can request and schedule an individually designed course through the contact form.

Private Intensive Natural Dye Workshop
600.00

A day-long private session with instruction on your choice of subject matter. Tailored one-on-one instruction on a specific natural dye subject, or bring up two friends or colleagues for a small group class.

Get in touch to discuss subject matter and reserve specific dates.

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Development Workshop
300.00

This is a highly focused, one-on-one development session for experienced dyers who have their own studio practice. Over a three hour block of time, we will work through all the problems of one single process. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to add the process or color to your repertoire.

This workshop is meant to empower you with the knowledge and information resources you need to take your pieces to the next level.

Instruction is entirely tailored toward developing sustainable, efficient methods for producing your natural dyed products.

Potential Subjects include :

• Exploration of a single dyestuff you're seeking experienced guidance about.

• Practical problem solving of processes and materials.

• Screen Printing, Block Printing, Stencil Printing, etc and using technology to speed some of the most labor-intensive steps of traditional hand-printing.

Get in touch to discuss subject matter and reserve specific dates.

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BLOCK PRINTING
WITH TANNINS

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Block Printing with Tannins : Natural Dye Workshop
150.00

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Saturday late in each month : Select actual date below to register.

• Limit 8 Attendees

• Learn to extract a range of colors from this versatile dyestuff : yellows, orange, brown, pink, peach, russet, grey and black!

• Learn the basics of Adjective Natural Dyes

• Learn about and formulate a variety of Mordants

• Create and print with your own blocks or any in-house blocks

• Print on 2 provided 22" x 22" cotton bandanas.

• Pack a lunch or snacks! Water but no food provided.

• Bring your own item/s to print on, time allowing. Fabrics that lay flat are best, e.g. pillow cases, tote bags, t-shirts, skirts, etc

• Refunds will not be given for cancellations within one week of the workshop unless your reserved spot is filled.

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WOOD BLOCK PRINT WITH COCHINEAL

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Wood Block Printing with Cochineal
150.00

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday November 18, 2017

Saturday December 16, 2017

Saturday January 20, 2018

A Saturday late in each month : Select actual date below to register.

• Limit 8 Attendees

• Learn to extract a range of colors from this versatile dyestuff : Magenta, maroon, brown, pink.

• Carve your own blocks from lightweight, strong wood (provided)

• Learn the basics of Adjective Natural Dyes

• Learn about and formulate a variety of Mordants

• Print with blocks of your own creation or any in-house blocks

• Print on 2 provided 22" x 22" cotton bandanas.

• Pack a lunch or snacks! Water but no food provided.

• Bring your own item/s to print on, time allowing. Fabrics that lay flat are best, e.g. pillow cases, tote bags, t-shirts, skirts, etc

• Refunds will not be given for cancellations within one week of the workshop unless your reserved spot is filled.

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INDIGO & SHIBORI

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop
100.00

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Around the Second Saturday of each month : Select exact date below

• Limit 12 Attendees

• Learn the fundamentals of this historic pattern making process.

• Concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist

• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat

• Learn to create and maintain an indigo vat

• All dyestuff provided

• 2 Bandana or small scarf-sized pieces of fabric will be provided.

• Instruction will be given on a creating a variety of patterns.

• Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please limit the number to 2 items, and please avoid bulky pieces (towels, linens, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited.  Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best.

• Address and directions to workshop available here.

• To reserve multiple spots, click the button below, select the experience level of the dyer (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, btw just like to have a sense of who's bringing what to the table!), then click the button again. Then proceed to checkout.

• Your place will be reserved at time of payment

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INDIGO PRINT

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Indigo Print Workshop : Screen Printing With Resist
200.00

1:00 - 5:30 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday, January 14, 2018

• Limit 8 Attendees for this Class

• Cut intricate (or bold) patterns into easy-to-cut stencil vinyl and apply to screen to control print.

• Learn and execute best practices for small scale table-top screen printing

• Learn to create an ideal medium for indigo resist graphic printing

• Dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat

• Learn the basics of a cold water Iron Indigo vat

• All dyestuff provided

• Two 22" x 22" Cotton Bandanas Provided

• Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please limit the number to 2 items. They should be both small and smooth surfaced (no towels, fuzz, etc), and should be able to fit in an area about 24" square (your dedicated work space). This process takes time and care so we may not have a chance to work on your items, but you will leave with a bevy of knowledge and resources to be able to continue on your own!

• Address and directions to workshop available here.

• To reserve multiple spots, click the button below, select the experience level of the dyer (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, btw just like to have a sense of who's bringing what to the table!), then click the button again. Then proceed to checkout.

• Your place will be reserved at time of payment

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