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Gretchen Morrissey
Textile Designer\Printmaker

Combining skills in textile design, dye chemistry and printmaking I integrate materials and techniques that are safer to the artist and the environment. My capsule collection of hand-printed cloth and paper comprises natural dyes (indigo, lac, cochineal, osage orange) and heritage printing techniques to create vivid color hues and tonal depth with a minimal impact on our surroundings.

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MorrisseyDesign Studio Workshops

 

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BOTANICAL INDIGO
SHIBORI & NATURAL DYES

BOTANICAL INDIGO
SHIBORI & NATURAL DYES
This captivating workshop will introduce students to the art of Shibori, Indigo Blue and Natural Dyes. Students will be guided through the process of making a natural botanical Indigo vat and learn the techniques of Shibori, a Japanese manual shape resist dyeing technique, which produces beautiful patterns on fabric.  This workshop will also explore the possibilities of adding additional natural dyes , creating layers of depth and color to the beautiful shibori cloth. These dyes and techniques embrace the element of chance and the individuality of the maker. Students will complete the workshop with a collection of finished projects on silk.

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SHIBORI AND INDIGO BLUE

SHIBORI & INDIGO BLUE
  The art of Shibori and Indigo Blue.  Students will be guided through the process of making a natural botanical Indigo vat and learn the techniques of Shibori, a Japanese manual shape resist dyeing technique, which produces beautiful patterns on fabric.  These techniques embrace the element of chance and the individuality of the maker. Students will work through a variety of shibori methods and will complete the workshop with a collection of finished projects on silk and cotton.

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PRINTING WITH NATURAL DYES

WORKSHOPS
  An in-depth science based approach to hand dyeing and hand printing with natural dyes. *Prerequisites Required