Textile printing with natural dyes


Wednesday, August 14
09:30 to 16:30


137,40 $ Can
25,00 $ Can
162,40 $ Can (without taxes)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


Natural dyes are very often used for dyeing but it is also possible to print with these dyes. In this workshop, participants will learn about the impression of mordants. It is a technique that makes it possible to obtain all conceivable patterns in a wide range of colours. At the end of the day, participants will learn the basics of natural dyeing and mordanting, and will know how to make and print different mordants, make their own printing blocks, print with natural dyes and obtain a wide range of colours from natural dyes.

What to bring

  • An apron (or clothes that can get dirty)
  • Heat resistant gloves
  • Printing blocks or objects that can be used as a stamp, if participants have them

Material provided:

  • Styrofoam and self adhesive velvet to make printing blocks
  • Paintbrushes
  • Rhodoid PVC film for monotype printing
  • Fabric (cotton veil)
  • Mordant based printing pastes
  • Natural dyes
Mariane Laforest

Mariane LaforestAtelier 1N

Mariane was born and raised in France in the middle of nature. She lives and works in Montreal. Her passion for image making led her to first practice graphic design before exploring the world of textiles and patterns. In 2017, she created the 1N studio, a textile studio in which she experiments and teaches printing and dyeing techniques with natural dyes in a “slow design” approach.


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