Natural Dyeing For Book and Paper Artists
August 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019
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.
COURSE FEE: $600
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.