In this relaxing workshop, you will learn how to dye and paint with frozen, fresh and dried flowers to create breathtaking masterpieces on silk. While gently soaking petals, we will learn how to prepare fabrics for natural dyes, explore how to extract color from flowers and natural dye stuffs, and experiment with advanced floral dyeing techniques you can all do at home! You will discover how steam can transmute assorted flowers into beautiful patterns on your fabric. This class will also cover using natural additives to create cosmic patterns. We will also explore medicinal plants and using bundle dyeing as a healing ritual. You will create your own peace silk scarf and swatch book and leave with knowledge of how to create paint out of petals.
Date: Sunday, April 29
Ticket Price: $140
About Cara Marie Piazza:
Cara Marie Piazza is a Natural Dyer and Textile Designer living and producing her work in New York City.
Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all of her pieces locally to her NYC studio. All fabrics are sourced ethically and sustainably, using organic cottons and fibers as well as Ahimsa and Peace grade silks. All pieces are customizable and unique to the buyer, creating unique editions exclusive to the environments in which they are sold.
*Admission to UNDERSTORY is free with the purchase of a workshop