NATURAL Dye Workshop
Painting with Marigolds
1518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
Sept 17 &19, 2015
In this class Say Si students explored dyeing with the Dia de los Muertos ceremonial offering, the marigold flower. The bright yellow flower, which resembles the sun, are said to help the spirits find their way back to the human world. Historically, marigolds were used to achieve rich warm yellows and deep dark greens. Participants explored the process of preparing dried marigold flowers for dyeing and learned how to create painted patterns on cotton using thickened mordants. Each student designed and dyed two 17”x17” handkerchiefs inspired by Dia de los Muertos iconography.