Organica: Dye/Stain/Stitch is an experimental 3-day workshop which explores the possibilities of dyeing and staining papers and fabrics with a wide range of unusual organic materials. Students will collect materials such as rusted metals, tea, coffee, spices, flowers, foliage, fruits and vegetable matter for all kinds of dyeing, staining, dripping and mark-making processes. Students will achieve subtle traces such as rust staining with tea as well as more vibrant colours from bundling and stacking flowers and foliage into paper and fabric. The dyed and stained materials will then be used to create a stitched paper or fabric collage/assemblage.
This course is meant for anyone who enjoys experimental processes and appreciates the question: “What would happen if...?”
Organic materials list to follow...