Bengala (Mud) Dye Workshop – July 11th, 1pm
Bengala is an iron oxide that comes from the soil. It doesn’t need mordant nor heat. It is pretty safe to use.
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July 11th (Sunday) 1pm-3pm
Bengala is an iron oxide that comes from the soil, and the origin of the word is from
the Bengala area in India as the process was introduced in that area. In Japan, it has been used for coloring ceramics and lacquer ware. It also functions as protection against insect infestation and decay when it is used for staining wood siding for houses.
It is an ancient color, made from the oldest pigments, and has been used since the Old Stone Age. You can also see it in the Lascaux Caves in France and the Altamira Caves in Spain.
Bengala is a harmless and natural material. It has been used as a fabric dye
and to dye organic products. It doesn’t need mordant nor heat. It is pretty safe to use.
Colors are limited but you may create your own color by mix them easily.
Mihoko will send you a short video which tells you how to prepare your materials.
There will be skein, warp, tote bags, t-shirt, cotton fabric are available for purchase, however, you may bring your own warp or skein of yarn. (up to 1 lb of material) Just make sure that you prepare them as required.
Please wear painting clothing or an apron, proper shoes, gloves (option), and a plastic bag to take the dyed wet materials home.
If you cancel before one week prior to the workshop, I will charge $20 and refund the rest. If you cancel after that, I will not refund. It is still nice to hear from you if you cannot make it.