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Textile Dyeing with Natural Pigments

A course by Anabel Torres
Fashion Designer and Textile Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2019
, Fashion Designer and Textile Artist

Add color to your fibers and fabrics by using sustainable methods

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 34990 students

Add color to your fibers and fabrics by using sustainable methods



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 34990 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 lessons (1h 37m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Nature is an unparalleled color palette spanning the entire visible spectrum, from the greens of the trees to the blues of the sky. It is in nature that Mexican textile artist Anabel Torres finds her inspiration. In her search for sustainability, she discovered natural textile dyeing and it became the primary focus of her work, giving beautiful, natural colors to different products and sharing her technique by running workshops.

In this course, learn to dye fibers and fabrics with natural pigments, and then collect all your formulas and notes in a dyeing logbook—every textile artist's best friend!

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Getting ready to dye!
  • U3
    U3. Basic dyeing
  • U4
    U4. Dyeing variations and applications
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Anabel, who tells you about her career in the world of textile dyeing and about her brand Anteis and the collaborations it has led to. She shares some of her main influences, from the use of color in traditional clothing to current artists experimenting with natural pigments.

Discover what a dyeing logbook is and how important a role it plays as a guide for any textile artist. Anabel explains how it works and the sections it includes.

Review the characteristics and classification of some pigments that can be found in nature, then study the natural fibers and tools to be used during the course.

To start your logbook, dye your skeins, first using vegetable pigments, then earth and clays, cochineal, and, finally, indigo. Anabel teaches you how to prepare the fibers for dyeing, separate the samples, and record the information of each of them and their pigments in your logbook.

Then learn to create variations of your basic pigments using a range of techniques. Start with re-dyeing, which consists of creating new colors by dyeing one color on top of another to create textures, patterns, and motifs.

Wrap things up by putting all the information obtained in your logbook and organizing your samples, so that you can consult it for all your textile projects.

What is this course's project?

Develop a dyeing logbook with natural pigments, made up of formulas, samples, and variations to add color to your own fabrics, yarns, and threads.

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Who is it for?

Artists, designers, and anyone interested in learning to dye textiles with natural and sustainable processes.

What you need

You do not need any prior knowledge as it is an introductory course.

Regarding the materials, you need: pots, a notebook, construction paper, scissors, laundry soap in powder form, wooden utensils, a scale, rubber gloves, a tape measure, a ruler, natural fixatives, white cardboard, water, a glue stick or double-sided tape, containers of different sizes, cotton gauze, fabric, yarn and/or thread of natural origin.


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A course by Anabel Torres

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Fashion Designer and Textile Artist

Anabel Torres is a master in the technique of natural textile dyeing and, through her brand Antesis, she designs and sells sustainable items dyed with natural pigments, as well as offering textile art workshops in Mexico City.

Her focus is on studying and experimenting with colors that can be easily obtained in the world around us, such as indigo, annatto, or cochineal, and her inspiration comes from the textures she finds in nature.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • The colors that surround us
  • U2

    Getting ready to dye!

    • Dyeing Log
    • Pigments
    • Fibers, textiles and tools
    • General method to start dyeing
    • Washing and biting
  • U3

    Basic dyeing

    • Dye with vegetable pigments
    • Dye with earth
    • Dye with cochineal grana
    • Dye with indigo
  • U4

    Dyeing variations and applications

    • Detained
    • Tied Tied
    • Our blog
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Textile Dyeing with Natural Pigments

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Textile Dyeing with Natural Pigments. A Craft course by Anabel Torres Best Seller

Textile Dyeing with Natural Pigments

A course by Anabel Torres
Fashion Designer and Textile Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined May 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (1.4K)
  • 34990 students