Dyeing with Nature at Better than Jam
Taught by Karin Persan
Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.
Forage for your dye from nature, grow some in your garden, or grab from your kitchen!
In this class you'll learn to properly prep your fabrics, use natural materials to get lasting colors, and how to use modifiers to change shades or fix your work.
Each student will get to dye 3 items, to learn how to bundle dye, stove top, and vat dye.
Leave knowing how to start your own dye journal, store your dye baths to get the most out of your foraged materials, and where to source materials from earth conscious companies.
All materials will be provided, but students welcome to bring smaller all natural articles that are prewashed in pH balanced soap. (More info with sign up)