Rust and Tea Dyeing 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.
Rusty objects don't need to be thrown away! Learn how to use them to dye your fabric in this quick fun workshop.
Students will learn several techniques on how to use natural forming iron oxide creatively, how to treat your fabrics, and the fun you can have when natural dyes are added.
Class runs about 2 hours.
Students are welcome to bring their own natural fibers.
Be prepared to take damp clothes home.