Natural Bundle Dyeing Workshop

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What you will learn in this dyeing course:


Class 1:

  • 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 2:

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

Class 3:

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

Class 4:

  • 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 5:

  • 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 6:

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

Class 7:

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

Class 8:

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

Class 9:

  • 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
Natural Bundle Dyeing
Natural Bundle Dyeing Workshop

About this dyeing course online:

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. 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 for potential of dyestuff by creating a little test swatch. We will cover digging into your very own back yard 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.


Curious Mondo Instructor Roxanne Vigos

About the instructor

Roxanne Vigos

I started my company Sago in 2008 with the intention of creating beautiful, unique jewelry for people who also felt a deep connection to storytelling, adornment and very individual pieces for everyday wear. Perhaps even people who longed to try on another way of seeing the world, feeling and being in the world. Much of my inspiration has come from my love of dance and global dance cultures and adornment around the world.

In 2014 I added a naturally dyed textile element to my company Sago. I had a call to explore nature on a deeper level, specifically understanding trees. I learned about a technique called eco-print where color and shape from leaves were transferred to cloth and paper. I immediately saw this as a map to communicate with nature in an artistic way and I had to learn more. I was able to study with several masters in the field over the next few years allowing me to explore and Jind my own way in the art while studying with some of the pioneers of the techniques that captivated me. I see each of the things I do as a way to connect people to both their own being and the world outside of our being.

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