Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Participants will learn some of the shape-resist dye techniques called Shibori in Japan, Adire in Africa and Bandhani in India with natural indigo vat. They will also learn some of the history of this dye plant and its importance today. The participants will go home with a beautiful organic cotton mull scarf and knowledge to continue the creative process at home.
Yarrow Koontz is an artist who likes to work with textiles and has been working with natural dyes for the last 4 years. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr and a Fashion Arts Cert. from VCC. She has been learning about natural dyes, tannins and mordants from the Maiwa School of textiles since 2015.
Any age – under 14 with an adult | $75 | $20 materials included
Students should bring: an old towel, rubber dishwashing gloves, an apron and wear clothes that can get dirty. A bagged lunch and water.