Saturday 9 January 2016

Natural Dyes - Ruth Singer

Natural dyes workshop at the NCCD with Ruth Singer
during her wonderful Narrative Threads Exhibition

Dying with tea and iron

steaming wrapped bundles containing natural dye stuffs
saffron, beetroot, blueberries, leaves

Bundles removed from the steamer

Unwrapped results

Stamping and doodling on dyed fabrics.

Afterthoughts - very interesting process but hard just to dip into and I am left with a bundle of things that may or may not become something. As someone who enjoys using vibrant colours working with such a subtle range of colours was a challenge. It is something I feel I might revisit as my garden is full of plants that could yield colour for dyeing. Loved the exhibition and had a thought provoking day in good company. 

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