In this 3rd installation of the Natural Dye Workshop series from Slow Fiber Studios, Michel Garcia thoroughly illustrates the magic of colors from plants and insects. Beginning with a playful demonstration with garden flowers, Michel develops a foundation of pigments and dyes for calligraphy, paints for silk painting or printing, pure pigments for watercolor, paste pigments including Maya Blue for wood and plaster walls, and dye extracts for one-bath dyeing of protein fibers. Perfect for silk painters, screen printers and Eco-dyers who are interested in utilizing natural pigments for direct application. This DVD will open doors to those who work with color and live with imagination!
About the Botanist, Chemist, Dyer, and Naturalist
Michel Garcia is a botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Couleur Garance (1998) in Lauris, France, and established Le Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes Tinctoriales (Botanical Garden of Dye Plants) in 2002 as a horticultural resource for chemists, natural dye researchers, and botanists. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the natural dye scene in France and abroad. Michel’s efforts have been pivotal to cultivating a greater understanding of natural dye history and teaching more sustainable adaptations for current practice.
Two-disc set, 239 minutes. English narration / Subtitles in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish & Italian.
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)