TINCTORIA - Leentje van Hengel

workshop Natural Printpaste 'Rainbow of Colours

October 30-31, 2021

Are you a weaver, spinner, quilter or any other textile-lover and looking for a more sustainable way of dyeing your own textiles, than this class will definitively speaks to you.

Under guidance of the well-experienced dye-master Leentje van Hengel you will learn how to work and print with printpaste on wool,silk, cotton, linen and hemp fabrics.

you can combine this class with the natural dye&shibori class May 26-27-28, 2021 https://www.smore.com/a6xqj-tinctoria-leentje-van-hengel

WORKSHOP Natural dyes in printing pastes for wool, silk, linen, cotton, hemp or paper. Many shades, wash and light fast.

We will be working with 6 pastes based on natural dye extracts and aluminium acetate. They mix very well into to a huge pallet of colours. Madder, cochineal, genista(yellow), iron/tannic, indigo and discharge paste that enhances the colours on silk and wool but bleaches them on cellulose fibers. The first day we produce colour blankets on the 5 different fabrics. From there everyone will be able to make an archive. After that you can make your own work, experimenting or making f.e. fabric for a cushion cover. The pastes can be used for printing or painting. Minimum 35 minutes of steam fixation are necessary to develop the colour. Washing the textiles afterwards is the final treatment. The pastes combine very well with eco-prints or their blankets.

We work on wool, silk, organic cotton,linnen and hemp. The cellulose fibers have been prepared with soymilk for a better color uptake and fastness.

You can bring your own preferred fabrics but they need to be very clean. You will get a recipe once registrated for the soymilk treatment, so you can prepare them yourselves. We have however limited room for steaming and washing so your own fabrics are meant only for sampling/research.

You will get all the supliers information of the ingredients needed.These are : dyeplant extracts, guar gom, aluminium acetate, urea, tannic acid, alum, citric acid, cream of tartar, ironsulfate and industrial fixatif for indigo paste.

Who is Leentje van Hengel

Leentje van Hengel, owner of Tinctoria since 1991, is a passionated textiledesigner working with only natural dye-pigments. More than 20 years she investigates the dyed products on light-fastness and wash-fastness. Her knowledge brought her customorders for wellknown designers all over the world. For Claudy Jongstra she dyed the huge wallhanging in the OBA, she helps to developped the rubia extract for the company Rubia in the Netherlands. Recently are the products for Thomas Eyck, designed by Christien Meinderstma amd studio Belen.


Atelier Fiberfusing is located in a beautiful countryside, but still close to Schiphol and Amsterdam. It is welknown by their experienced and qualified national and international instructors. All workshops will be taught in English and/or in Dutch. We will serve fresh coffee and homemade lunches, with healthy salades, warm dishes, farmers bread and several Dutch cheeses.

Registration Atelier Fiberfusing

Send an email for more information about prices, registration, conditions and payment. Only room for 12 participants! Click on B&B for accomodation

Note: It will take place at Tinctoria in Amsterdam when less than 6 participants, but whit a minimum of 3.

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workshop Printpaste Leentje van Hengel € 250,- (Paypal or Creditcard) €45,- for materials in cash. Any transfercosts are for your own account, to pay in cash. For payment by bankaccount send an email