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Eco Printing and Dyeing with Fermented Dye

October 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Discover how plant materials and fermented natural dyes can create rich color as you learn to dye on silk and paper. Experiment with earthy tones to create a pattern using leaves and basic shibori techniques. Leave the class with a dyed silk scarf, silk swatches, and the beginnings of a concertina book.


Quotes from 2016 attendees:

Everything I was hoping for.  Given me inspiration to pursue with my own experimentation.

Class really got me excited to go home to the studio and experiment more with this technique. 





Debra Ketchum-Jircik has been hand papermaking for over 20 years, working with the medium in a variety of ways and have been fortunate to study with generous teachers. She enjoys sharing art through teaching and organizing/working on collaborative community art projects and environmental installations. Her current creative practice reflects her interest in minimizing her environmental impact. Her most recent creative forays have been into natural dyeing and growing her own dye plants including Japanese Indigo and eco-printing as they relate to her handmade paper. She is currently working part time as programming coordinator at The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River. Her Circle of Life Studio, where she also offers workshops and residency opportunities, is in Eagle River Wisconsin.


Key information:

Class Location: Warehouse Row, 146 Railroad St, Reedsburg, 53959
This is a hands-on class.
Dyeing can get messy, so please dress appropriately and bring an apron.
Participants have the option of bringing their own small samples of fabric to practice techniques – a scarf or handkerchief work well.
Each attendee will make and take home dyed silk scarf, silk swatches, and the beginnings of a concertina book.
Check-in begins 10 minutes before the start of the class.