Eco-Printing a Silk Scarf - Renata Britez

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
E3B 1B7
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Get to know the colourful bounty of Maritimes flora by working with fresh plants foraged by Natural Dyer Renata Britez. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this age-old process. Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye, surface design techniques and leave with sample swatches in various sustainable fibres, a finished silk scarf dyed with local colour as well as informational handouts on how to repeat the process at home with local plants.

MATERIAL COST: $30 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the course.

The Instructor: Renata Britez is a Textile Artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton NB. She is a graduate of the Textile Design Diploma program at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD). Her main interest falls in traditional printing methods and natural dyes. Renata's work has been shown and sold across the Maritimes. She travels to teach textile workshops around the Region. In 2019 she taught in various festivals and events including the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Edventures and NBCCD Summer Workshop Series at Kings Landing. Renata's goal is to explore and share traditional textile techniques using natural dyes and fibres.

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