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Printing with Natural Dyes – Radha Pandey

August 10 - August 14

| $825

Printing with Natural Dyes – Radha Pandey

Dates: August 10 – 14, 2020
Studio: Silkscreen
Tuition: $775 members / $825 non-members
Lab fee: $90
Class limit: 6

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a non-refundable $100 deposit. This reduced deposit reflects our new refund and cancellation policy effective 3/20/20.

In this class, participants will learn to prepare, dye, and print on cellulose and protein fibers. The techniques presented will be applied to dyeing and mordanting cotton and silk fabrics. Participants will also learn how to print and pattern on cloth using thickened mordants and resists commonly practiced in the Indian textile tradition. In addition, they will learn to prepare a natural indigo vat and spend a day on various resist-dyeing techniques.

Participants will pre-mordant samples of cloth to dye on the second day using the one-pot palette method to achieve an array of colors. The following days will be spent on experimenting with block printing and some resist techniques on cloth. Participants will also have the opportunity to bring in their own projects, and samples of cloth, wool, or clothing for dyeing and printing.

At the end of the workshop, participants will not only leave with an array of naturally dyed materials to serve as samples for future reference, but also with a thorough understanding of the processes of natural dyeing.


Radha Pandey

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied Letterpress printing, Bookbinding, and Papermaking with a focus on Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques.

Her artist’s books are held in over numerous public collections including the Library of Congress and Yale University. Currently, Radha is working on a set of artist books about the political history of indigo and madder production.


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