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Contemporary at Blue Star

The Art of Natural Dyeing with Daniela Oliver de Portillo (Third Thursday)

Join the Contemporary at Blue Star and San Antonio artist Daniela Oliver de Portillo for a natural dyeing workshop inspired by the work of Actions for the Earth: Art, Care, and Ecology exhibiting artist, Katie West.

The Art of Natural Dyeing with Daniela Oliver de Portillo (Third Thursday)
The Art of Natural Dyeing with Daniela Oliver de Portillo (Third Thursday)

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Contemporary at Blue Star, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA

About the event

$20 per person. Advanced registration required. Please register here.

This workshop features a natural dyeing process using logwood, cochineal, madder, and osage root on silk and cotton. Participants will reflect on the significance of the materials used, the plants from which the dyes are derived, and the cultural and ecological connections associated with them. Participants will produce a batch of natural dye and then experiment with colors and techniques to create a unique and colorful silk scarf and cotton mini tote. By infusing the fibers projects with meaning and intention, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the interplay between art, nature, and personal narrative.

(IMG_0421.jpg image credit: Natural dyeing technique for fabric. Photo credit: Daniela Oliver de Portillo)

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