Pillow Fort Arts Center in Andes is hosting a natural dyeing workshop on Saturday, July 8 2:00-6:00pm. $30 suggested donation

In this workshop, Pillow Fort Arts Center Artist-in-Resident Sophie will lead participants on a brief nature walk around the property, where we will collect leaves for our eco-printing projects. After foraging for materials, Sophie will demonstrate how to efficiently bundle the fabric and steam it to create an eco-print, explaining the Iron Blanket printing method. While our bundles are steaming, Sophie will explain some basics about the natural dyeing process, such as mordants and the play between tannin and iron, which is the basis of this specific eco-printing process.

Sophie Stratyner (she/they) is a fiber artist based out of Brooklyn, New York, shaping her work with material exploration and place based design. Playing with plant and mineral based dyes, foraged and scavenged materials, thrifted garments, rusty iron washers, and torn bed sheets, Sophie explores how we can make the hard world around us soft and tactile. Texture is a key focus in their work, creating clothes, soft books, and other ephemera that exist to be touched. Sophie is also a fabric dyer and garment ager for theater and film. Find pictures of Sophie’s work on instagram at @totaldive.

See more information and reserve your spot at pillowfortartscenter.org