portraying leafs' nature
12 December, 2013 - Elena Ulyanova
What we will do
Except for the contact dyeing methods Elena will show the way she works with mordants, pH differences, modifiers, colorfast and lightfast. These are main general topics. She will prepare some materials for the class to show. She will show also shortly how you can get batik with natural prints.
Note: you will make some prints yourself on this day. Most of the time you will watch, ask questions and make photo’s while Elena is demonstrating during the seminar.
Who is Elena Ulyanova
Elena Ulyanova from the Ukraine grew up with natural interest for plants and textiles.
She took post graduate studies in the subject of Chemical Technologies and Design of Fibrous Materials and has studied the historical natural dyeing of the Ukraine. Her dye process is never at random, but always with calculating the ratio, etc. She bases her dyeing practice on this knowledge. However she narrowed the range of chemicals she is using for the process to the less hazardous ones and sources her materials and stuffs mostly from the natural sources, which she will dwell upon during the class.