Julia Bannerot is a Colorado-based multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in clay and fibers. Bannerot is currently an instructor and intern at Colorado Springs fiber non-profit, Textiles West. She received her BA from the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) in 2018 with an emphasis in Ceramics. Recently, Bannerot was named the 2018-19 Angie Southard Award Winner; UNC’s most prestigious honor given to one visual artist within the School of Art & Design. Additionally, Bannerot was selected to join the Penland School of Craft (Penland, NC) as a work-study for their 2019 Spring Concentration.
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About this Experience
Discover quick and fun dyeing using acid dyes and silk scarf blanks. In this introductory workshop with Julia Bannerot you will create multiple silk scarves and fabric samples we can turn into scrunchies. Learn some basic shibori folding and wrapping techniques to create beautiful patterns. Into the dye pot they go and there the magic happens. No experience necessary.
Group - Open to Community
Textiles West Innovation Lab @ Manitou Art Center
513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
Friday, July 10th, 2020
11AM - 2PM
About this Experience
Get down and dirty with the beautiful art of bundle dyeing! In this two hour workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes and rust. You’ll get an introduction to natural dye plants, mordants, and protein-based and cellulose-based fibers. There will be an overview of natural dyestuffs including harvested plants from Flying Pig Farm (flowers, indigo..), food scraps (onion skins, avocado skins…), dried extracts, iron water (rust), and more. We will cover how to bundle dye on silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, arranging the dyestuffs, rolling and tying the bundles, and steaming the bundles in a turkey roaster. Each student will leave with 2 or more unique dyed pieces, along with a couple smaller samples, and the knowhow to design and create more pieces on your own.