Intro to Eco Printing a Scarf With Renata Britez


Sunday, September 24, 10:00 5:00 p.m. 

Location: In person, AX 

Cost: $120

Please register here by September 20

Register for more than one workshop and receive 10% back when you arrive for your first class.

About the Workshop

Dive into the world of natural dyes and learn how to create patterns on cloth with local leaves, flowers, and minerals!

Get to know the colourful bounty of Maritimes flora by working with fresh plants foraged by Natural Dyer Renata Britez. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this age-old process. Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye, and surface design techniques and leave with sample swatches in various sustainable fibres, a finished silk scarf dyed with local colour, as well as informational handouts on how to repeat the process at home with local plants.


About the Artist

Renata Britez is a mixed media artist originally from Brazil and currently Based in Fredericton NB, Canada. She graduated with a Textile Design Diploma from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD). Her previous experience working in the graphic design industry and her interest in pattern design lead her to follow the path of surface design. Her goal is to explore traditional printing methods such as block printing, shibori dyeing, and screen-printing using natural dyes and fibres.