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2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres
Danielle Bush & Sophena Kwon
$250 includes 85 lab fee
September 15, 16 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC
No palette can match the harmony and subtle beauty of natural dyes. In this workshop we will explore that potential using the One Pot Palette, a technique that conserves water, dye material, and space.
Students will work with cotton, hemp, and linen yarns. With plant fibres, we will learn the magical potential of using mordants and tannins before dyeing. We will also look at the different effects that can be achieved by adding mordants and tannins after dyeing. While working through a palette, students will also learn how to achieve tone on tone and colour gradations.
The class will cover the fundamental principals of natural dye use 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 plant fibres that can be used toward a future project.
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.