Natural Dye Inks Workshop
6700 Harrisburg BLVD. Houston,TX
OCT 29, 2016

This natural dye workshop was held in conjunction with the Tierra Firme exhibition entitled Sky Island on display from Sept. 2016 to Oct. 2016.

During this workshop, Box 13 Artspace participants explored the use of natural dye inks and flower stamping techniques on paper. Students learned how to mix their own inks from natural plant materials such as logwood, cochineal, marigold flowers, and cutch with gum arabic and alum. All participants learned the basics of natural dyes, how to extract color, what are mordants, and how to use them to alter hues with additives such as iron, and citric acid.