Posts Tagged ‘natural dyes’

Mulberry tree, Jacquard weaving, Christo projects and the Garden! A busy April.

13 April, 2013

There is lots happening as we near the end of the semester: graduating students are weaving final projects on the jacquard loom, 1st year students had Christo inspired projects around the campus, our first weeping mulberry tree arrived to feed future silk worms, and on the campus community garden first work day amazing things were accomplished. Many hands…

2nd year student Jacquard Projects on the loom

2nd year student Jacquard Projects on the loom

Garden news

22 March, 2013

Our Textiles garden is growing – this year we plan to have more weld, golden rod (Canadian golden rod was once considered as a commercial dye crop), we have a mulberry tree coming, are starting a willow crop for weaving with, and will be processing flax later this year. The Urban Weavers are posting their flax growing advice and time line .

Guest artist Valerie Walker shares her knowledge of the Indigo fructose vat with students

22 November, 2012
Guest artist Valerie Walker

Guest artist Valerie Walker shares her indigo knowledge with the Textile Arts Dept.

 

Dye garden harvest

25 September, 2012

Harvest from the Dye Garden

Weld chopped up for the dye pot

Our dye garden at Capilano U grew this year. We have been working with the gardener to come up with ideas for utilizing the rich nature on this west coast campus.

Spring

18 April, 2012