10.16.22 // Bundle Dyeing and Eco-Printing w/ Kristin Arzt // 12-4p
In this four-hour workshop learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing and eco-printing with plants! In this class, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you work with whole plants to create colors and patterns on fiber. The workshop will cover an introduction to natural dye plants and different types of fabric. We will work with natural dyestuffs including food scraps, fresh and dried flowers, locally foraged leaves, and more. You will learn how to bundle dye on silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, wrap the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop.
All materials including ready-to-dye natural-fiber items are included in the cost of the workshop.
About the Instructor:
Kristin Arzt is a natural dyer, educator, gardener and designer, splitting her time between Oakland, California and Western North Carolina. Kristin believes that by exploring the collision of textiles, plants and sustainability, she can help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm.
When not teaching in-person and online courses, Kristin grows her own seasonal dye plants in her home garden for closer experimentation; often sharing seeds and sprouts with students. After becoming enamored with the world of natural color, Kristin has taken years to expand her toolkit, traveling far and wide to learn directly with specialized teachers in the dye community. She has studied with Kathy Hattori, Catharine Ellis, Joy Boutrup, and many more amazing instructors.
She serves on the board of directors of Local Cloth, an Asheville-based nonprofit organization, supporting its mission to educate the community on sustainable textiles and regenerative fiber.
Location: Lower Browns Creek in Celo, NC (Precise directions and instructions will be given once a ticket is purchased - carpooling is encouraged!)