Byron Bay, AU
This three-day-long workshop will introduce participants to the principles of mineral mud-dyeing. They will be shown how to prepare the mordant and the mud as well as the textile to be dyed, and how to apply and fix the colour. Aboubakar uses this technique a lot with very calligraphic designs, and it lends itself beautifully to drawn or painted designs. After participants have become familiar with the principles and have experimented with samples, they will then work on a large project with Aboubakar's assistance.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the techniques of this dye, and should be able to go off and experiment with our local mineral muds and tannin-bearing plants. M