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Fun in the Garden:Bundle Dyeing and Solar Printing

  • August 19, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dye Garden
  • 6




Instructor: Melody Williams

Class Description: Textiles West’s Dye Garden is blooming and it’s harvest time! Enjoy spending time face to face with friends and new friends outside in our garden. This workshop combines two exciting processes in one fun day. 

Solar Printing: Harness the power of the sun and the garden into some incredible solar printed works of art. Arrange your harvest and other small objects or materials on paper or fabric and let the sun work its magic. 

Bundle Dyeing: Harvest directly from the garden and have fun experimenting with bundle dyeing, a direct press method for creating beautiful patterns and subtle shades. 

Families and other groups welcome. 

Note: For your safety, we follow Flying Pig Farm’s COVID-19 safety measures. Masks are required for each participant and must be worn while working within 6 feet of other participants. Maximum of 10 students. You may bring your own clean/freshly launders garden gloves (more are available at the garden). 

 Location: Flying Pig Farm Keithly Rd Manitou Springs CO

Materials fee: $25

Number of hours for class: 3 hrs

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $45

Non-Member Price: $55


Instructor Bio: Melody Williams is an arts educator, researcher, and fiber artist from Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 2007, MAAE 2020), they participated in community-level arts programs across the city in teaching and youth leadership. Melody is passionate about carbon emissions elimination, zero-waste practices, and climate justice for garment workers; and as a fiber artist they focus on mending practices, materials reuse, fashion construction, and printmedia for fibers.

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