To honour Fashion Revolution Week – April 24 – 30, I am pleased to offer you my pilot event.
In this 4-hour interactive workshop, you will gain some knowledge and process of textile dyeing with natural materials. I will also introduce to you the art of Shibori, the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to create patterns through the dye process. You will be provided with a textile piece (silk or cotton). There will be dye pots of 3 or 4 colours available. I will guide you to dye your very own scarf using shibori or dip-dye technique. Some insights to my experience working as a garment developer with sportswear brands will be shared with you as well as a short film about the impacts of fast fashion. By participating in this workshop, you are taking steps towards understanding fast fashion vs. slow fashion, advocating a movement of craftsmanship that is timeless, local, and sustainable.
Slow fashion is prepared with care and conscience, a process that is time consuming but very rewarding. When engaged with natural dyes, there are no expectations; only the awareness that connecting with nature can create something intrinsically luminous which is unachievable with synthetics. An art of working with nature rather than against it.
All materials will be provided as well as a delicious healthy meal by Gallery Bistro.
At the end, you will get to take home your unique scarf!
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 5 – 9pm
Where: Gallery Bistro | 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Cost: $200 inc. tax
To register: http://www.amacata.com/
• We will require a minimum of 15 participants.
• If we reach 20 participants by April 24, the cost for each participant will be discounted to $180. So, encourage your friends to join!
• When you register, you will be charged $100 for your commitment. The remainder will be charged on April 25.
• Cancellations on or before April 16, 2017, refund minus $35.
• Cancellations after April 16, 2017, refund minus $50.
• Cancellations after April 23, 2017, no refund.