Come see us at one of our favorite local markets, the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market, located at University Place.
NEW! Fresh Leaf Indigo Dyeing Summer Fiber
Location: Durham Arts Council Room: GTE Fiber Arts Studio
8/19/2017 (one day)
Meets 9:30 AM-1:00 PM on Sat
Instructor: Cathcart, Diana Medium: Fiber/Cloth Level: Beginner
Status: Registration opens 4/21/2017 3:00 AM - See more at: https://reg130.imperisoft.com/DurhamArts/Search/Registration.aspx#sthash.CBHEuZOI.dpuf
Join Diana at the Durham Arts Council to explore the ancient art of Shibori. More details forthcoming. Registration opens this summer.
Our children's wear and accessory line, Boopity Boop, will be featuring spring goodies for little ones ages 0-6.
Carolina Fiberfest - NC State Fairgrounds
Natural dyeing is making a comeback! Join textile artist Diana Cathcart for a visual exploration of natural dyeing in North Carolina. Participants will learn about native dyestuffs that grow in the Piedmont region of NC, as well as non-native plants that can be grown here with relative ease. Diana will give a brief overview of the natural dye process as well. Attendees are encouraged to ask as many questions as they’d like.
Join Diana at the Durham Arts Council for a half-day workshop where you'll learn the basics of natural dyeing. We'll walk through the major components of the natural dye process and experiment with ethically sourced natural dyes, including black walnut, a plant native to the US and NC. Students will take home several dye samples of varying materials as well as resources to support their continued practice at home.
Cost: $27 per person plus $30 materials fee for use of dyes and materials in class
Durham Arts Council
$27 + $30 materials fee
Students will learn the process of dyeing with natural indigo, a centuries old dyestuff that produces a beautiful spectrum of blue. Participants will learn about and practice the three major components of the natural dye process- scouring, mordanting, and dyeing. They will have the opportunity to experiment with various resist dyeing techniques and exposure times. Participants will use cotton material for the dye process, and each student will get to dye and take home a skein of wool or alpaca yarn.