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We'd love to see you in the next session running October 2021.
Enrollment for the next session opens August 30, 2021
The June 2021 session begins June 7th and runs for 10 weeks.
Learn to successfully mordant cellulose and protein fibres. Work with cloth and yarns to achieve vibrant, clear colours using classic natural dyes.
In this workshop students will make over 18 separate dye-baths on a variety of fibre types (including wool, cotton, linen, silk, and hemp/cotton). The results will be shifted with iron and indigo for a complex palette. Exhaust baths will be used and these will also be shifted with a modified indigo vat. Students will receive an introduction to shaped resist and indigo dyeing. Throughout the course students will receive professional instruction from Maiwa founder Charllotte Kwon and her daughter Sophena Kwon.
• 45 evocative instructional videos.
• Work with 11 natural dyes including indigo.
• Build dyepots from 18 recipes, shift colours with iron and overdye with indigo.
• Complete the course with close to 100 different colours ... and a whole new appreciation for the magic of natural dyes.
What do I need for this workshop?
Students may source their own dyes, mordants, cloth and yarns — either locally or from their favourite supplier. Students who already have a well-stocked studio can fill any gaps by purchasing locally or through maiwa.com.
See the Supply List below for full details.
What is the cancellation policy?
See also our Frequently Asked Questions.
How long do I have access?
Students have access to course materials for 3 years from date of purchase. Regular Q&A support is available during the 10 weeks the course runs. We include a robust collection of student questions (and our answers!) for each module of the workshop.