What’s the difference between pigmenting and dyeing paper? A lot! In this face-paced workshop, students learn how pigmenting and dyeing techniques differ, and make many paper samples of both. We will start off working with natural dyes such as indigo, walnut and cochineal dyes and then move on to experimenting with fiber reactive dyes on paper. In the second half of the class, the focus is on adding aqueous dispersed pigments to create brightly colored sheets of handmade paper. You’ll leave with a big stack of samples and an understanding of the pros and cons of both dyeing and pigmenting techniques.
Level: All levels welcome – no experience necessary.
Registration closes February 27, 2022 and includes a fee to cover all materials provided in class.
Sample images by Gretchen Schermerhorn