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Flowers at my Fingertips: Eco-printed Sock Blanks - Kristine Vejar

  • PNE Hastings Room 2 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1 Canada (map)

In this class, you will take flower, leaves, and other natural dyes and use them to make prints upon cloth. The eco-printing technique is particularly captivating as it provides a way to bring your garden with you everywhere you go! 

There will be a collection of samples from the projects in The Modern Natural Dyer for you to see in person - including the Flowers at My Fingertips Sewing Kit and samples of colors from the book. You will leave this class with a eco-printed sock blank, which you can use to knit socks, a cowl, scarf, or anything you desire, as well as a practical foundation to starting your own eco-printing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer.

You will learn:
+ to print with flowers and leaves using The Modern Natural Dyer as reference
+ steps in the natural dyeing process to create long-lasting natural color
+ which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found

+ tips and tricks to printing with different types of plants 

Each student will receive a Mapping Color Kit which includes:
+ one mordanted, fingering weight sock blank
+ dye 

Recommended Materials:

The Modern Natural Dyer 

Cost: $150

Earlier Event: October 6
Seaming Techniques - Julie Hoover