Sophena Kwon
Sep
18
Sep 21

Natural Dyes: Print and Paint

  • Maiwa East

The ability to thicken natural dyes, tannins, and mordants opens up possibilities for creating designs on fabric that are simply not possible with immersion dyeing. Learning the art of mixing natural dyes extends this potential into new realms.

Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

Indigo Social

  • Maiwa East

For the past two years Sophena Kwon has been conducting her groundbreaking Indigo Socials. Combining shaped-resist techniques with the magic of an indigo vat, Sophena has turned a whole new audience on to the power of making.

For this special collaborative event, Sophena is joined by veteran dyers Jabbar and Adam Khatri. East meets West in this unique variation on the Indigo Social theme.

Sep
25
Sep 27

JOURNEY INTO INDIGO

  • Maiwa East

This workshop will take students through a number of recipes for creating a healthy working indigo vat—including the thiourea, ferrous, fruit, and henna vats. Students will explore the benefits of each vat and learn how to choose the right recipe for a particular project or environment.

Oct
2
Oct 6

THE NATURAL DYE STUDIO

  • Maiwa East

What magic does the dyer use to coax colour from nature? Throughout the world this knowledge was guarded carefully, and learning the art often involved elaborate ceremonies and traditions. To this day, natural dyeing retains the same air of mystery and exotic intrigue that has compelled artists and craftspeople for centuries.