We’re thrilled to present our inaugural natural dyeing series taught by accomplished, local, textile artist, Faye Jacobs. Part I takes place over two full Saturdays in October. Faye will lead participants through the use of 4 food-based natural dyes and their effects on paper, silk and lace, and the production of a beautiful book of personalized samples to keep either as a reference, or as a completed art piece in and of itself. The special qualities of handmade rag and kuzu papers for writing personal thoughts and poetry will also be explored throughout the workshop. Maximum 6 participants.
Parts I and II in this series are perfect companions, and can also be enjoyed independently of one another.
Saturdays, Oct 12 and 26, 10am-4pm
$250 + HST
Light lunch and refreshments included.
Faye Jacobs is a weaver, textile artist, and teacher with over fifty years of experience. Faye began her career custom knitting as an Olympic skier, furthering her talents manufacturing professional skiwear and boots. She studied and practiced Fiber Arts in Bolder and Berkeley, returning to Canada in 1999. Faye is the lead hand in restoring the Jacquard Loom at Lang Pioneer Village Museum and is also a sought-after workshop leader in paper making, natural dyeing, and specialized weaving techniques. She exhibits and sells her work at textile art fairs and exhibitions.