Workshop Description 

Let’s make a naturally dyed silk scarf and a bundle dyed flour sack towel

In this 3 hour workshop, fiber artist Sarah Eichhorn will teach us how to natural dye with plants and kitchen scraps, and how they can also be used to create unique prints with bundle dyeing.

We’ll cover how to mordant your fabric, recipes for natural dyes, and the different types of dye stuff you can use from your kitchen and garden. 

You’ll walk away with a beautiful naturally dyed silk scarf, a bundle dyed flour sack towel, and some natural dyed samples to use as inspiration.

Perfect for showcasing the ways you can create sustainable color from the earth.

What’s provided: Everything you need for this workshop is provided 

What to bring: Bring yourself and wear some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in!

Techniques that will be covered:

  • Mordanting fabric
  • How to create natural dye bath
  • What materials can be used to create color naturally
  • Bundle dye materials and techniques

Instructor Bio:

Sarah Eichhorn is a fiber artist currently residing in Milwaukee.  She received her MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University, as well as her BFA in Fashion Design.  While pursuing her master’s degree, Sarah continued to improve her skills while learning different methods of surface design through design assignments.  These skills are still evident in her personal design work, both fashion and textile, that is showcased today.

Sarah feels very strongly about sustainability, and sources her textile materials and natural dye supplies domestically here in the United States. Aside from her formal fashion and costume background, she is also an avid urban gardener and homesteader.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Duration:  1pm-4pm

Topic: Natural Dyeing and Eco-printing/Bundle Dyeing 

Title ideas: Natural and Bundle Dyeing

Price: $95
Minimum/maximum of guests: 12

Where: Tippecanoe Herbs, 2235 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Street parking is available 

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