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One for me, One for you: Silk botanical dyeing

  • Broad Studios 1023 Springdale Road, Unit 6D Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)

$70

DRINKS & SNACKS PROVIDED.
DOORS OPEN 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE WORKSHOP AND CLOSE 15 MINUTES AFTER WE BEGIN.

TAUGHT BY KYLEE BARNARD OF SILK DIARIES!

About the Class:

Experience the natural extraction of color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create TWO (!!) one-of-a-kind silk neck scarves! This workshop will show you how to get a symmetric imprint on two scarves so you can give one to your mom, your bestie, or your dog for the holidays. You'll learn about the amazing benefits of silk fiber, the ins and outs of the botanical materials and their respective coloring, and how to bundle it all up with a mordant and steam it to seal the deal. The outcome will be a wide array of organic, unique, and multi-colored prints. While the steaming takes place for two hours, attendees are welcome to leave and come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the following day.

About the instructor:

Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, but when she accepted a visual design job at IBM after graduation, imposter syndrome was smothering her self-confidence, self-worth and passion. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression, color theory, and nature to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.www.silkdiaries.co


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Later Event: January 12
Watercolor Screen Printing