Friday, May 15, 2015

Workshop: The One Pot Palette

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop One Pot Palette
Danielle Bush & Sophena Kwon

$350 includes 95 lab fee
November 13, 14, 15,  - Class Limit 16
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



This workshop will enable students to confidently explore natural dyes, conserve water and dye material, and make the most out of a small working space. The one pot palette can be done anywhere!

Together we will work with an assortment of silk and wool yarns. There are a variety of clever techniques (additive, subtractive, and exhaustive) 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 design their own one pot palette.

Discovering how to put down natural colour on natural fibres is an exciting journey that gives you endless possibilities of tone, gradation, and colour. 


Instructor Bio

Danielle Bush is the manager of Maiwa Supply. 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 textiles collection. In her words, “It changed my life.” 

Since 2011 Danielle has developed and taught workshops for the Maiwa Textile Symposium.  In 2009 Danielle represented Maiwa at the International 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. Danielle has a deep understanding and aptitude for dye techniques and creative process. Together with Sophena Kwon, Danielle travels to India each year where she helps manage the Maiwa studio.

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 natural dye workshops in Peru and India. In 2013 Sophena assisted in natural dye troubleshooting at the Living Blue Cooperative in Bangladesh. Since 2012 she has been co-teaching with Charllotte Kwon and has helped deliver workshops at the Penland School of Craft, Canandaigua, and Shakerag.


In addition to her natural dye work, Sophena is a skilled photographer and clothing designer. Sophena travels each year with Maiwa to work with artisans throughout India

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