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Natural Dye Printing 2

with Thea Haines

May 12th, 13th, & 14th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: 325.00 + $50.00 materials fee + HST
Maximum 10 participants


This intensive 2-day workshop will build on the processes introduced in Natural Dye Printing I.  Technical and creative experimentation with mordant printing, discharge, lake pigments and colour modifiers will be explored through sampling on cloth with different mark-making processes – screen, stencil, and block-printing.

Thea Haines is a textile designer, artist, curator and natural colour consultant. She recently completed an MA in Textile design from Chelsea College of Art and Design, in London, UK. She previously studied Textile Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada and holds BA Honours in Art and Comparative Literature from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. She was artist-in-residence in the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada from 2006-2009 and a member of the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative at 401 Richmond in Toronto from 2009-2011. Her recent natural dye research makes the case for natural dyes as sustainable alternative to chemical dyes in craft production of printed and dyed textiles.

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