Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: In person, AX
Cost: $155 (includes materials)
Please register by September 9.
Register online, by phone at (506) 433-8351, or in-person at 12 Maple Avenue, Sussex,
Learn about the age-old process of natural dyeing with fresh plants in this Eco-Printing Workshop. Natural Dyer Renata Britez will explain how to showcase the colourful bounty of Maritime flora by using seasonal and regionally-relevant plants. Creating dyes from fresh, local plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this ancient process.
In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn about natural dyes and those that can be sourced locally, types of mordant (dye fixative) for cellulose fibres and protein fibres, and eco printing techniques in silk and cotton.
Participants will create their own silk scarf eco-printed with local leaves. Throughout the class, participants will learn about natural dyeing with fresh, raw dye, and how the process works with various fabrics and materials. This workshop is open to all levels of experience.
Please note that there will be a 30 minute lunch break (lunch is not provided).
About the Artist
Renata Britez is a textile artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton, NB, where she graduated from the textile program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). Her interest in traditional printing methods and natural dyes led her to follow the path of textile design. Renata’s work has been shown and sold across the Maritimes.
Renata is a LEAP Instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and travels to teach textile workshops throughout the region. In 2019, she taught in various festivals and events including the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Edventures, and the NBCCD Summer Workshop Series at Kings Landing. Renata’s goal is to explore and share traditional textile techniques using natural dyes and fibres.
To learn more about Renata, visit her website.