Workshops/Materials

Kristy teaches at home and abroad, as well through an interactive online platform where students work in their own homes and studios. Registration for home workshops (materials provided) is available below.

Join me in May, as I welcome Katia Mokeyeva as a featured guest instructor. Katia will teach a special three day workshop on structural surfaces with plant fibers in my Portland, OR studio.

October 2018- Felt Feuture, Canadian Felting Symposium, Nova Scotia, CAN

March 2019- Felter's Rendezvous, Colorado USA

April 2019- Fibre Arts Australia, Balarat • Fibre Arts New Zealand

Botanical

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Botanical

455.00

Botanical Printing + Natural Dyes : Home Workshop

An in-depth study of botanical printing and the abundant variety of results that can be acheived with mordants, natural dyes and modifiers.

SPRING 2018: Advanced registration is closed. Current registration limit is based on availability of fabric kits. See below for spaces available. Kits mail and online workshop opens first week of May, 2018.

Cost: $455 Class and materials fee + $18 shipping US. Actual shipping rates apply outside of the US.

Dates: Online platform opens early April for equipment preparation and student introductions. Kits mail the last week of April. Lessons begin May 4.

Online schedule: Students will be presented with new lessons every Friday after we begin. The lessons can be completed by students AT ANY TIME through August for instructor feedback. Active discussions online will end at that time, but the resource of video demonstrations, PDF lessons, student's photos and discussions will remain on the site for several months. If you are unable to get to the discussions during our active work time, the resource will be there for you when you are ready or as a review at a later date. More below.

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Natural dyes used in this workshop include but are not limited to, logwood, madder, cochineal, weld, chestnut and indigo.

 Three main elements in achieving complex prints. Master working with them all in this in-depth home workshop.

Students will learn to recognize and control the three key properties in leaves that result in successful botanical prints ... Pigment, tannin, and the ability to discharge. 

The focus of the workshop is botanical printing and learning how to achieve desired results on a variety of fabrics. Students will also learn proper mordant techniques for silk and wool fabrics, and how to work with natural dyes and dye extracts, in order to prepare fabrics for printing.

With a user friendly forum for online support from Kristy and chat rooms for sharing, participants will be able to see results of other students as we work through a series of 8 lessons. The resulting samples are and encyclopedia of information on botanical printing and relate specifically to the native and readily available flora in your own neighborhood ... Good note taking on fellow students' results will add even more to the bounty of information gathered from this workshop!

The lessons are easily completed in a kitchen environment (although working outdoors can be very satisfying!) and requires no more than a some large pots for steaming, spoons, bowls, bucket and colander. A complete list of equipment required for steaming fabrics will go out to students in early April with links to purchase online. Budget and additional $100 for equipment if you need to purchase the entire list new. Thrift stores will be a great resource for these items as well.

This class was so exciting and just opened up the world of eco-printing and natural dyeing to me!
— -Hillary 2016
Thank you for the note this morning Kristy, exciting things happening at your studio! And much gratitude to you for packaging and running this course. Also much appreciation to all classmates who created and shared work which is always great to see.
— Candice

This home workshop includes a substantial materials kit. Shipping charges are added at checkout.

International students are welcome to register. Additional shipping charges may apply (up to $15).