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Michel Garcia hits the Netherlands! 3-day workshop intensive (Aug 27-29,Tilburg)

You really want to take a class with Michel. Trust us. Really. GO. And if you’re in/near the Netherlands, here’s your chance.

photo: M Garcia, Oaxaca // PH: NSalumbides (all rights reserved)

Natural Dyeing Workshop : an intriguing mix of secrets and chemistry
3-Day class with Master Dyer Michel Garcia (Fr)

Zijdelings studio, Tilburg NL

Day 1: learn to make quick organic (natural) indigo vats and resists for white patterns on a blue background. Students will be taught how to start and how to keep and maintain their vat for a long time. Different and simple recipes will be offered and explained. Next up: a very creative method to realize white patterns on a blue background. A special resist paste will be made by mixing together clay, gum, and magnesium salt. This paste will be applied on white fabric, dyed, then rinsed with ordinary water from the tap. The resist is easily cleaned and the white designs appear on a blue background

Day 2: students learn to use mordants for printing and make a sampler with various mordants within one piece of fabric in order to test any kind of dyestuff.

Day 3: the following techniques and possibilities will be dealt with:

  • Printing with blocks/ printing with silkscreen
  • Polychromatic effects on cotton using Indigo together with mordant processes

Class is for advanced level – not for beginners.
All kinds of natural fibers will be dyed in these vats, so students can play and experiment.

27,28, 29 AUGUST 2012
Fee € 300,– excl. material
Coffee / tea & lunches included
Pre registration and Pre payment required. Check availability first

Organizer: Karina van Vught (English spoken)
Location: Zijdelings
Kapelstraat 93a – 5046CL Tilburg – Netherlands

3 comments on “Michel Garcia hits the Netherlands! 3-day workshop intensive (Aug 27-29,Tilburg)

  1. Pingback: Michel Garcia workshop, Tilburg NL (Aug 27-29) «

  2. Jane Deane
    11 April 2012

    Yes, you most certainly do want to take this workshop if you possibly can! I did a similar one in the UK last year and am still high with excitement at all the possibilities it offers….

    • WSN
      11 April 2012

      It’s so true, Jane! So many lightbulb moments. Plus, listening to his anecdotes is really a delight. Thanks for the comment!

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