June 18, 2011

katazome & natural dyes

I enjoyed teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts last week. Katazome takes time and paticient, but all students were so~ good!!! I am deeply impressed by thier energy. It was a wonderful group! Applying natural dyes are different comapre to chemical dyes; they are like vegitables or fruits. Soemtimes colors or effect are different. Depending on growing region or season, the color is varies. I have been doing so many years, but still using natural dyes is mysterious to me. (and difficult.)
Jennifer Weiler showing her finished pieces. Julia during crit. Jess is painting. Madder and Cochineal on rice paste. Dietta Hitchcock's pieces, Cutch with iron mordant.