Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia and Sustainable Dye Practice

A film series and discussion forum dedicated to the science and practice of natural dyes and pigments using sustainable methods.

DVD III: Colors of Europe

Colors of Europe: Organic Lake Pigment, Dye Extract, Paint, and Ink using Sustainable Methods 


In this 3rd DVD from Slow Fiber Studios, Michel Garcia illustrates the magic of colors from plants and insects. Beginning with a playful demonstration with garden flowers, Michel develops foundations for dyes to pigments – inks for calligraphy, paints for printing and silk painting, pure pigments for watercolor, lake pigments and Maya Blue for wood and plaster walls, and dye extracts for one-bath dyeing of protein fibers.

The Foundations for the Colors of Europe will open doors to those who work with colors and live with imagination. Enjoy!

Details: 2 disc set / Run time: 238 minutes / English narration and subtitles.

DISC ONE: Using metallic salts to make organic inks; The application of colors on paper & silk; Precipitating pigments from liquid to paste; Making pure pigments.

DISC TWO: Creatings Lacs: making lakes and extracts; The three primary pigments: red,yellow and blue; Dyeing the lakes; Painting on wood & plaster walls.

Multilingual Subtitles: Chinese(中文), French(Francais), Italian(Italiano), Japanese(日本語), Spanish(Español)

Produced by Yoshiko I Wada and Slow Fiber Studios, Berkeley CA, USA. Directed and filmed by Andrew Galli of Galli Creative. The music composition is by Andrew Galli.