NATURAL DYE WORKSHOPS

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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 Madder.

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 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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BLOCK PRINTING
WITH TANNINS

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Block Printing with Tannins : Natural Dye Workshop
150.00

12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

July 23.

August 13.

Close to the last Saturday of each month depending on availability : 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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INDIGO & SHIBORI

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, DATES BELOW

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop
100.00

1:00 - 4:30 PM

July 9, 2016

August 6, 2016

Second Saturday of each month : Select 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

• A silky rayon scarf (42" x 42") 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.

• Snacks and drinks provided

• 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

SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, DATES BELOW

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

Indigo Print Workshop : Iron Vat
150.00

1:00 - 4:30 PM

July 10, 2016

August 7, 2016

First or Second Sunday of each month : Select actual date below

• Limit 8 Attendees for this Class

• Sketch patterns and create stencils to print with a rice paste resist

• 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

• Instruction will be given on cutting stencils and creating resist paste.

• 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

Date:
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