A film series and discussion forum dedicated to the science and practice of natural dyes and pigments using sustainable methods.
Slow Fiber Studios: Lauris, France 2013
September 30-October 10: Natural Pigment & Dye Classes w/ Michel Garcia
*Optional extension October 11-14: International Forum for Natural Dyes (forum international de la couleur végétale) hosted by “Association Couleur Garance,” Lauris
Join Slow Fiber Studios on it’s second trip to Lauris, France this fall. The 11 day trip will include:
October 1-2: Field trips to Nîmes, Tarascon, and Fontaine de Vaucluse; Orientation in Lauris
October 3-9: Workshops (6 days) in Lauris. Natural Organic Pigment and Lakes making with Michel Garcia using plant materials wisely from left-over dye bath etc; eco-friendly + safer + more sustainable methods revised from traditional European approaches. Using pigment lakes, you will learn to dye cloth (protein and blended fiber), make paint with various binders and apply them on paper, wood and other surfaces.
October 6th and 10th: Field trips to Apt, Lacoste, Roussillon, and surrounds
Extension: (October 11th-14th) includes all-day conference, International Forum of Natural Dyes with presentations by specialists from France and beyond, hosted by Association Couleur Garance. Exhibition(Le temps s’égraine), demonstrations, and workshops along with a unique world-class market with a wide variety of craftsmen from all over Europe presenting their work with 100% natural dyes. The entire village is involved in this special event.
For more information on the event, go to our Events and Workshops page.
Click here for Registration ( Slow Fiber Studios website, click “make a reservation” )