Sabiha, our visting textile designer from Pakistan has been busy preparing for her natural dye workshops here at Chelsea. Sabiha brought with her some natural dye stuffs including tumeric and pomegrante and she has been showing students how to dye yarn and fabric using this age-old technique.
The students were shown how to prepare the dye stuffs, using a mordent and how to dye the sample pieces with a consistent coverage.
Several of our MA textile students have been investigating natural dye techniques for the last 6 months and they attended this workshop to extend their knowledge. It will be interesting to see how they integrate this into their work which will be shown at their preview show this Thursday 27th May at Millbank, and continues Friday 10am - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.