Sunday, April 20, 2014

Workshop - One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres
Danielle Bush & Sophena Kwon

$250 includes 85 lab fee
September 13, 14 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



Are you an apartment dyer? Working with natural dyes in a tiny studio? Or are you looking for a way to conserve water, dye matter, and mordants? The One Pot Palette is for any of these, and for anyone who wants to lay down natural colour on yarns.

In this workshop, students will work with an assortment of silks as well as wools from different sheep breeds. There are a variety of clever techniques (both additive and subtractive) to get a range of very different colours out of a single dyepot.  Students will learn the fundamental principals of natural dyes as well as the tools and techniques to intuitively work through their own one pot palette. 

Students will leave the workshop with a generous stash of yarns in different animal fibres that can be used to complete a future project. 


Instructor Bios:

Danielle Bush is on staff at Maiwa Supply and one of our instructors. Her career in textiles began with sewing and fashion studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. Upon completing courses in design, drawing, drafting, and construction, she was accepted to Maiwa Handprints to do a week-long practicum in the textile collection. In her words: “It changed my life.” 

A veteran assistant for numerous workshops, Danielle is also the Maiwa sample dyer. In 2009 Danielle represented Maiwa at the ISS (shibori conference) held in France, and in 2011 she was a facilitator for the Maiwa Natural Dye Master Class taught by Michel Garcia in Bengal, India. Showing a natural understanding and aptitude for dye techniques, Danielle is a welcome addition to our roster of instructors.

Sophena Kwon has grown up with Maiwa as a family business. In 2009 she studied with Michel Garcia in France, in 2010 and 2011 she assisted with the natural dye workshops in Peru and India. In 2012 she co-taught with Charllotte Kwon at the Penland School of Crafts and in 2013 she assisted in natural dye troubleshooting at the Living Blue Cooperative in Bangladesh. In addition to her natural dye work she is also a skilled clothing designer and photographer.

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