Natural Dye Workshop I: Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods
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Join Michel Garcia in Lauris, France as he shares his knowledge as one of the leading natural dye experts in the world. Learn how he has revised traditional European methods - once laborious and polluting - into simpler, safer, modern recipes sensitive to issues of sustainability.
Includes in-depth explorations of indigo pigment extraction with woad, brewing easy organic vats with fructose and with henna, and building shades with clay paste resist; mordanting with alum and ferrous on cotton including brush and block printing techniques, fixing mordant with wheat bran and dyeing yellow with artichoke, and combining techniques for simple polychromatic effects; a mordant project painting and printing with cochineal and red vine leaf; dyeing with madder, discharging with lemon, cleaning with sulfonated castor oil and marseille soap; polychromatic effects with resist paste, block printing, and over-dyeing, using a variety of mordants and dyes.
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- Indigo Pigment Extraction with Woad
- Indigo Vat 1-2-3! with Fructose
- Dyeing Various Fibers
- Indigo Vat 1-2-3! with Henna
- Indigo with Resist: Shades of Blue with Clay Paste
- Dark Mordant for Cotton: Ferrous Mordant including Brush Techniques and Block Printing
- Bright Mordant for Cotton: Alum Mordant
- Fixing Mordant with Wheat Bran and Yellow Dye from Artichoke Leaves
- Simple Polychromatic Effects by Diluting Alum and Ferrous Mordant
- Color Swatch Project Using Yellow Dye from Artichoke
- Summary: A Variety of Possibilities from Garden Plants and Logwood Extract
Mordant Project: Using Cochineal and Red Vine Leaf
- Color Swatch Review and Thickened Mordant Preparation
- Fabric Painting with Alum Mordant
- Block Printing with Alum Mordant
- Dyeing with Cochineal and Red Vine Leaf
- Discharging Mordant with Lemon Juice
- Dyeing with Madder and Cleaning with Sulfonated Castor Oil
- Immersion Dyeing: White Designs on a Colored Background Using Lemon Juice Discharge
- Enhanced Cleaning with Marseille Soap
- Reserving Colors Using Resist Paste in an Indigo Dye Bath: Over-dyeing with Blue on Gall Nut Dyed Fabric
- Four Shades of Madder Immersion Dye
- Indigo Blue and Clay Resist
- Osage Yellow and Block Printing with Alum Mordant Paste
- Ferrous Mordant as a Rust Color
- Designing with Ferrous Mordant and Dyeing with Gall Nut
- Using a Clay Resist and Over-dyeing with Indigo
- Multicolor Effects on Indigo: Using Pomegranate/Alum and Ferrous/Osage/Alum Mix
- Over-dyeing with Cochineal: Multicolor to Polychromatic
Produced by Yoshiko I. Wada (Slow Fiber Studios); directed and filmed by Andrew Galli (Studio Galli); 2011. 2 discs; 4:3 aspect; 183 minutes; worldwide play; English audio; subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.
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