January 28th 12pm-2pm
In this 2 hour class, students will gain an understanding of this natural dye process through presentation, demonstrations, and application. We will discuss preparing your fabric for pigments through scouring, tannining and mordanting processes, to modifying pigments to get various shades. Students will have the opportunity to explore color through the use of thoughtfully sourced materials such as dried flowers, pigments, and produce. Stems will be offering floral clippings to use for bundle dyes.
This course teaches you techniques and skills you so you can practice the craft on your own, and can apply it to your artwork, home goods, or garments. In an effort to create a more sustainable practice.
This presentation will also include sourcing materials, the intricacies of the technique as well as contemporary artists working with the material, as a source of inspiration. Students will bundle dye a bandana and a tote bag.
For this in-person class, all materials will be provided include (4) napkin to dye, we also encourage you to bring (1) plain white item to dye such as a tote bag or t shirt. A list of resources for optional/additional supplies will be sent to you via email after the workshop.
About the instructor:
Jessie Mordine Young is a Brooklyn-based artist who researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches textile art. In one of her more recent bodies of work, she embarked on a project of creating daily artworks, which she calls “woven drawings” or “thread sketches.” These pieces directly connect to her experiences in nature, where color and texture become tangible references to memory. Jessie is a recent graduate (2021) from the Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She received her BFA in 2015 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art in Fiber and Material Studies. She is a part-time lecturer/faculty in the MFA Textiles Program and the Interior Design program at Parsons School of Design. You can view her woven work here.