Workshop: Plant Dyes for Fiber Arts

Apr 30, 2011 - May 1, 2011


Tuition: $195; Department fee: $55


Join instructor Mackenzie Frère for this introduction to eco-friendly, sustainable, and safe approaches to collecting and dyeing with natural dyes. You will discover a palette of beautiful colors drawn from local plant materials and assemble your own collection of samples in wool yarns and silk fabric. Dye materials and some yarns and fabric will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional fibers, yarns, and fabric for their own experimentation.

Please note: time may not permit the dyeing of large pieces.

The workshop takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 30–May 1, 9:30 am-5 pm. Pre-registration is required. Visit the Continuing Education website for more details.

Mackenzie Frère lives in Calgary, Alberta. His hand-woven cloth has been exhibited in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and the United States. He has written for several Canadian publications including Artichoke Magazine, Craft, and Perception and Practice Vol III. Mackenzie is the moderator of ArtClothText, a blog for craftspeople, artists, designers and curators, and curates online exhibitions of visual art across disciplines at poplar Mackenzie holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Alberta, and a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design.