July 13-17 / 19-23, 2016 - instructor Irit Dulman
Fusion Botanical Print & Natural Dyeing
In this workshop the focus will be on the fusion between natural dyeing and botanical prints. Students will learn the subject of mordant for different fibers as well as different dyes that create a wide palette of colours. We will explore the combination of the dyes with different techniques of botanical print by creating a background colour and different effects with botanical print such as discharge print, etc...
Through trial and error with different plants the students will be able to recognize the interesting results and then they will develop the results to high quality designed fabrics.
We will also explore techniques possible to control the composition of the leaves layout on the fabric.
Irit Dulman works in her studio in Givatayim, just outside TLV, but her inspiration seems to lack borders of time and place. Her colours, textures and designs are sensually bold, seductive, introvert as well as daring. There is nothing obvious in her work, for it has it’s own reason and feminine insight.