Katazome Dyeing with Natural Pigments with Melinda Heal
Experience the process of katazome (resist stencil dyeing) as we create small works on Japanese paper and fabric
We will be making our own rice- based resist paste, hand-cutting a stencil, printing onto fabric and washi, then using natural pigments to dye our designs.
This is a process-driven, hands on technique. Come with an idea for a stencil and walk away with dyed artworks.
Please come with:
Some sketches or ideas for a stencil design you’d like to cut and dye during the workshop. Max size 30cm x 30cm
Rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin.
A notebook or sketch book plus basic drawing/design equipment (black pens, coloured pencils, a ruler)
A stencil knife (ie X-acto cutter with replaceable blades)
An old hand towel or old flannelette to cut up and use as a blotting cloth, helpful if it’s a light colour.
Materials fee payable $20, (covers stencil paper, fabric and Japanese paper, paste and pigments)
While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.
Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.
Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.