Colours of Canada (Day) – Cape Breton’s Native Acadian Ecosystem Pigments

Colours of Canada (Day) – Cape Breton’s Native Acadian Ecosystem Pigments

Contact

Phone 902 323 0714

Website mamiesschoolhouse.com

Date: Sun, Jul 1 2018

Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Baddeck

Taught by local ecological fibre artist Mel Sweetnam, a juried member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, this one day workshop will introduce participants to several techniques using native plants (no artificial inks or dyes are used in this process, only those extracted from plants). - whole cloth dyeing - ecoprints (to transfer plant pigments, shape and texture) onto fabric and paper - resist dyeing to achieve different surface design effects Students Will Take Home: - yarn, fabric and paper samples coloured/printed with the very essence of Cape Breton - dye records showing all of the key…

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