Natural Bundle Dyeing Workshop


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This workshop will get you started on your way to understanding more about the vast world of natural dyes. In this class we will go over mordants and different types of fiber, how we may get different results from each one. We will be focusing on silk fabric but mordants for cotton will be covered.

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What You Will Learn

We will learn about different dye materials used throughout history and the different results they may produce. I will be covering 3 different ways to bundle fabric for different and interesting results. We will discuss different dyestuff and how to investigate the potential of dyestuff by creating a little test swatch. We will cover digging into your very own backyard for dye material and what to look for to dig deeper into what you may even have in your very own yard that could dye cloth. I hope you will take this Natural Dye journey with me.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Natural Bundle Dyeing

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Fiber artists, dyeing enthusiasts, anyone who loves fibers or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to bundle dye fabric with natural dyes.


Class 01:

  • About Roxanne
  • Materials needed and tools
  • Dye History, Historical Plant Dyes
  • Setting up a home dye studio Pots, heat source and safety-precautions
  • Fiber Discussion

Class 02:

  • Silk and Cotton Scour differences
  • Mordant Discussion
  • Hot process
  • Silk and cotton Mordant
  • Dye Materials Introduction
  • Extracts

Class 03:

  • Whole Dye stuff
  • Storing and Using
  • Local Plant Collecting, Storing and Preserving
  • SafetyToxic Plants and Plant Identification
  • Basic 5 Step System

Class 04:

  • Bundle making
  • Bundle Area set up getting pots hot and ready
  • Concentration of dyestuff on scarf, options
  • Folding options
  • cinnamon roll folding technique
  • envelope folding technique
  • rebel style folding technique
  • Securing the bundles

Class 05:

  • Cooking the bundle in steel pot with extracts
  • Cooking the bundle in iron pot with local plants
  • Shibori Inspired folds
  • Rolling on a metal pieces to include iron
  • Adding Metal Washers in the bundles
  • Adding rocks into the bundles

Class 06:

  • Opening The Bundles
  • dealing with earthiness
  • rinsing tips
  • compost options
  • re-bundle options
  • re-bundling on cotton

Class 07:

  • seeing and enjoying our work
  • identifying dyestuff
  • noticing details and unique elements
  • pressing/iron the scarves

Class 08:

  • Jar testing
  • Cooking up dye solution
  • Fabric swatches
  • Using Modifiers
  • Bundle testing swatch cotton and silk

Class 09:

  • Storing and documenting Examples
  • options for creating a dye journal book
  • season, concentration of dye stuff and any modifiers
  • Sourcing materials
  • Thrift Store tips
  • Feeling and learning to identify natural fibers.
  • Up-cycling tips
  • Burn Test
  • Hemming options for silk tips

Bonus Class:

  • Cold Process Mordant
  • Extra Bundle Variations

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