Fabric Dyeing: Ice Technique

Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pmJune 25Single Session
Astia CarregaAges 18+$100

Ice dyeing is the process of placing ice on top of fiber and then powdered dye on top of the ice. Working with the heat and sun of summer the melting ice dispurses the dye in delightful and unexpected ways. In this single-day workshop, all materials will be provided, including a pre-soad-soaked cotton. There will also be a soda ash vat going. We encourage anyone to bring any clothing or yardage of natural fiber (cotton, linen, silk, wool, ect) they have to experiment dying with.

In winter, a similar technique can be done inside with collected snow! Working with the weather and the world around us is a great way of exploring creativity.

About the Instructor: Astia Carrega

Astia Carrega is a mixed media artist. Their journey with textiles began in 2008 focusing in batik and continued into ice dying, rust dying, fabric cyanotypes, chemical and natural dying, and shibori techniques. 2017 until present day they work with the fibers artist Dianne Koppish as a studio and teaching assistant. Their fibers work consists of wall hangings and installations.

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