I have decided that Catharine Ellis is both one of the most energetic and patient people I have ever met!
She was the instructor for the Natural Dyeing class that I took at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is made from five parts Chemist, twenty parts Weaver, twenty parts Dyer, and the rest just a great human being! She lead us through the dyeing through pounding plants onto fabric, then through indigo dyeing, on then to immersion dyeing, application dye, and indigo printing.. WHEW. I felt like a semester course in three days!
My fingers are blue (forgot the gloves a couple of times!) and my mind is boggled, but my heart is totally excited to learn about these processes.
I can't say as dyeing will be my focus in the future, But the indigo and the ferris/tannin applications were intriguing in their (relative) simplicity and ease! I might have to try dyeing some photos one of these days!
So here is a quick walk through of our class:
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