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Natural Dye Workshop with the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op

Led by Thea Haines and Rachel MacHenry

Saturday, March 14, 4-7 pm
Cost: $30.00 + $ 15.00 materials
Limit of 12 participants.

Working with natural indigo (no chemical additives or assists) and local black walnut dyes on eco hemp and re-claimed textiles, participants will explore mark-making and simple resists for patterning. Using these fabrics, we will create a simple folded and hand stitched Japanese “Fox” bag with a strap.  The workshop will also include an overview of current developments in natural dyeing and natural dye printing, with a display of samples and discussion.

Established in 2006, The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative provides affordable and accessible studio space to textile artists and designers in the heart of Toronto’s cultural district.  Through a varied program of workshops, seminars and classes, the studio is linked to Toronto’s larger art, craft and design community. The visiting international artist program provides connections to global textile developments and traditions, while the Summer Student Residency supports emerging textile practitioners. Our website extends our network both through our blog which highlights the activities of our members and through our online publications on textile arts and design.