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Spring Botanical Bundle Dyeing

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


Taught by Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries!

About The Class:

Let’s celebrate ~spring~ by experiencing the natural extraction of color from assorted flowers, plants, fruits and tree barks to create your very own one-of-a-kind silk neck scarf! 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 encouraged come pick up the bundled piece at the studio the following day.

*Feel free to collect and bring wildflowers to bundle as well as another silk ware to dye!

About Kylee:

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 and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

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