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Natural Dyeing: Transform Cloth Using Food Dyes with The Dogwood Dyer

Using only organic plant matter such food waste intended for the compost, and naturally occurring minerals such as iron &amp aluminum, you will gain knowled...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Using only organic plant matter such food waste intended for the compost, and naturally occurring minerals such as iron & aluminum, you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing.
In this class you will come away with an understanding of how to work with natural colors to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results while learning about traditional shibori surface design techniques. Liz will lead a tutorial in her professional outdoor dye studio demonstrating some of her favorite low impact dye extraction methods using scraps from common food items.

Most everyone has had to donate or downcycle garments or linens at some point due to everyday wear, spills, accidents and laundry mishaps. Following the dye techniques from this class, you can mask unsightly stains using accessible, kitchen safe dyes.  All you need to breathe new life into an old or stained garment for this project is the food of your choice and a few common household tools. No prior knowledge on textiles or dyes is required. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful colors while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body.

You will learn

Upcycle Old Clothing with Food Dyes

In this class project you will be taking an old garment or linen that you may no longer use or wear and transform it into something much more exciting with natural color derived from common foods. This process can be applied to any natural fabric and it doen’t necessarily have to be old and stained.

Step 1: Find your garment, linen or textile item to dye & take a before photo and upload it to the Skillshare project page. Gather the items in the materials section.

Step 2: Decide on your dyestuff and collect enough for the size garment or textile you will be dyeing. Share pictures of the collection process on the Skillshare website- the amount of dyestuff, the market where you bought it, your collection growing over time if you collected slowly

Step 3: Mordant and dye your garment using the food dyes you have extracted and share photos on the Skillshare website of all the steps in the process. Taking & sharing photos throughout the Shibori-folding, tying, and binding is especially important since you will have documentation for re-creating the effect or for possible future troubleshooting. Use any of the methods of shibori that I show, or just dye it a solid color! You may also play with color modification using common household ingredients like vinegar and baking soda.

Step 4: Rinse, wash & dry your item and share photos of your beautiful final results on Skillshare.

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any UI/UX Design knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the Natural Dyeing: Transform Cloth Using Food Dyes with The Dogwood Dyer course cost? Is it worth it?

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Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

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Who is the instructor? Is Liz Spencer a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Liz Spencer has created 1 courses that got 65 reviews which are generally positive. Liz Spencer has taught 2,990 students and received a 4.4 average review out of 65 reviews. Depending on the information available, Liz Spencer is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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