Healing Flowers Natural Dyeing Retreat at Maha Rose North
Oct 20th - 22nd
with Cara Marie Piazza
Come join Cara Marie Piazza for a weekend of learning how to dye with healing flowers, relax in the bucolic scenery of Maha Rose North while experimenting with natural dyes, healing and craft.
Through gently soaking petals , learn how to create your own water colors, perfect for stationary, paintings and foraging paints. In this weekend workshop we will learn how to treat garments to be able to take natural dyes, extract color from flowers and natural dye stuffs. and imprint them onto your clothes while experimenting with advanced floral dyeing techniques you can all do at home and in nature. Through only a little steam you will learn to transmute assorted flowers into beautiful patterns, on your fabric.
This weekend we will also cover the basics of natural dyeing, how to set up your own dye studio, and how to make an organic indigo vat. Spend the mornings with Cara in class, and the afternoons for guided experimentation. Elsa de Berker a health coach practitioner will be available during off times for personal one on ones if desired.
Friday arrivals 5-7pm
7pm Dinner and opening talk
Natural Dyes 101, Introduction to mordanting, safety and creating your own dye vat.
11 - 1pm: Intro to healing flowers
3 - 6pm: Guided experimentation and bundle dyeing
10 am - 1pm : How to make an organic Indigo Vat + Shibori Techniques
2-6 : guided experiments and dyeing your own garments. Here we can mix techniques we've learned on Saturday along with Indigo for your garments.
6pm: Closing snacks and goodbyes.
Exchange: $825 (includes all meals & lodging)
Cara Marie Piazza is a Natural Dyer and Textile Designer living and producing her work in New York City.Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all of her pieces here in NYC. All fabrics are sourced ethically and sustainably, using organic cottons and fibers as well as Ahimsa and Peace grade silks. All pieces are customizable and unique to the buyer, creating unique editions exclusive to the environments in which they are sold.
She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story. She works with both designers and artists to realize their Natural dyeing needs as well as creates custom pieces for private clients. She is the creative director and designer for the intimates label calyx. Keep up with Cara's workshops and events here. Designer and artist clients include: Eckhaus Latta, Alice Waese, Dena Yago, Sorry Archive, 1-100, Tosia NY, Club Monaco and more.