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Colours of Our Land & Closed Loop Textile Creation

Rebecca Burgess

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition: $100.00 + $20.00 materials fee + HST
Maximum number of participants: 12


Spend the day creating colour from locally harvested plant materials including black walnut, sumac and apple bark. We will explore the use of plant and animal fibres from both the Upper Canada Fibreshed and the Northern California Fibershed, and create a colour palette on this natural fibre canvas that reflects our bioregion and the plant diversity of our landscape. These natural textiles both come from and return to the land. All materials we will create in this class are part of what we call a ’soil-to-soil’ system, they are 100% compostable, and can return to the soils from which they came.

Rebecca Burgess is an internationally recognized educator and leader in the area of natural dyes, the founder of the Northern California Fibershed and the author of “Harvesting Color; how to find plants and make natural dyes

Co-presented by The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative and the Upper Canada Fibreshed

Don’t miss Rebecca Burgess’ lecture at the Textile Museum of Canada on January 27th at 6:30 pm.


Photo credit: paige green photography