Natural Dyeing For Book and Paper Artists

August 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Natalie Stopka

This workshop introduces students to sustainable sources of color as they extract and fix natural dyes to paper, fabric and thread. You will discover the historical and material sympathy between natural dyes and traditional bookbinding fibers and pay special attention to the use of mordants for lasting color. After applying color and pattern to book materials, participants will move to the bindery to create structures to feature the dyed elements. Students will depart with thorough knowledge of the best practices of natural dyeing, the beginnings of a swatch library, and handmade books incorporating a myriad of botanical hues. Open to all skill levels.


Natalie Stopka is a New York-based artist who focuses on creative processes rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. To this end she explores botanical color, marbling, and surface patterning techniques. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and a former Center for Book Arts Scholar for Advanced Studies.

Natalie Stopka

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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