Did you know you can get crafty in the kitchen too? Learn to use leftover ingredients like onion skins, coffee grounds, turmeric, and tea to transfer pigment directly from food to fabric. This process creates natural, beautiful watercolor designs on cloth! All of the supplies you'll need for this tutorial, except the food items, are provided in the library's Radical Fit Take & Make kits, available at a branch near you starting in mid-January.
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This program is led by Amy Taylor, a natural dye expert who lives in Chicago. Amy is the owner and
lead designer of Ms. Amy Taylor, a small business handcrafting naturally dyed apparel. She is also a current Designer-in-Residence at the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s and is a leader in natural dye education. She teaches at Lillstreet Art Center, and has taught at UCLA, Fiberwood Weaving Studio, and Teñido a Mano in Oaxaca, Mexico.
How to Attend:
Radical Fit is a Chicago Public Library YOUmedia program in partnership with Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments. This program is funded through Project Next Generation, an educational technology initiative of Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White.