Without the overwhelm of doing it on your own and from the comfort of your home!
Get ready to bring color to your wardrobe naturally and sustainably with fun and creative textile dyeing.
Let's do it!
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First I'll walk you through the history, basic chemistry and environmental considerations of natural dyeing.
You’ll then learn how to get ready for dyeing with: materials, how to find colour sources wherever you are, and you’ll start your very own dye journal to keep track of your experiments.
Afterwards, you’ll become familiar with the processes of scouring and mordanting (aka, preparing your fibres for optimal colour uptake) these are the crucial steps to make sure the colour will actually stay!
After that, I’ll guide you through how to apply different dyeing techniques using plants, cochineal, indigo and wild clay to achieve a myriad of colours and textures 🌈
Finally, we'll transform our leftover dye baths into lake pigments for making additional art supplies and I’ll give you my proven process for washing and aftercare so that your clothes can stay looking great for years to come!
I can't wait to guide you as we dive deep into the magical and colourful world of dyeing textiles with plants, insects and minerals!
I’m a Mexican natural dyer and designer living in West Wicklow, Ireland. I inherited my name and a calling for textile art from my mum and grandmother. I have a background in graphic design and fine arts. In 2018 I began my experimentations and research in natural dyes. I’ve had the honour of studying with master dyers from Mexico, the US and Japan.
My work draws inspiration from the traditional garments of Mexico, while embracing the rich heritage of Irish textiles. By working slowly and mindfully, I aim to build an intimate connection with each of our dye sources, as well as the Land where they grow.
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