Capture the colors of Washington Island in a fun mix of studio work and inspiring field trips. We’ll create botanical patterns on fabrics with a natural dye contact printing process called ecoprinting, and by screen printing with natural dyes. Four different indigo methods (including fresh homegrown leaves) will reflect the blues of water and sky. We’ll also dye yarns that celebrate the landscape by brewing plant dyebaths and using pH, mordants and modifiers to extend their range of colors. Group pots expand the variety of samples, and each student will have a dedicated burner to pursue individual interests.
Donna Kallner puts a contemporary spin on ancient textile techniques, in work that celebrates traditional skills and reflects the landscape of her home in rural northern Wisconsin. Donna teaches and exhibits her work across the country, and is the author of New Age Looping: A Handbook for Fiber Artists. http://donnakallnerfiberart.comNo tags for this post.