1. Trailer- Natural Dye Workshop 1: Colors of Provence


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    From his vantage point in the hillside garden community of Lauris, France, Michel invites us into his atelier and garden offering a rare glimpse into what makes plants tick. Watch and learn as he instructs how to use natural organic matter to produce flavonoids for yellows, tannins for browns, anthaquinones and neoflavonoids for reds, and indigotin for blues and mordants.

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    • Trailer- Natural Dye Workshop 2: Colors of Latin America


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      “Colors of Latin America” was filmed in Oaxaca, Mexico, a city still infused in textile traditions and a multitude of other vibrant local arts. Filming took place at Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, a local cochineal farm, weavers studios in Teotitlan, and other sites nearby. An in-depth exploration and explanation of RED, BLUE, AND YELLOW natural dyes on animal protein fibers. Teaching sustainable processes for textiles and fashion, devising ecological dye methods by minimizing dye, fuel, mordant, time, and environmental impact on nature. Includes an investigation and interesting hypothesis of azul Maya. This second film of the series offers historical vantage points looking at samples of traditional textiles, like amarras from Pre-Columbian traditions, while examining contemporary Oaxacan textiles made with Zapotecan natural dye methods. http://naturaldyeworkshop.com/dvd2/

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      • Trailer - Natural Dye Workshop 3: Colors of Europe


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        In this 3rd DVD from Slow Fiber Studios, Michel Garcia illustrates the magic of colors from plants and insects. Beginning with a playful demonstration with garden flowers, Michel develops foundations for dyes to pigments – inks for calligraphy, paints for printing and silk painting, pure pigments for watercolor, lake pigments and Maya Blue for wood and plaster walls, and dye extracts for one-bath dyeing of protein fibers. DISC ONE: Using metallic salts to make organic inks; The application of colors on paper & silk; Precipitating pigments from liquid to paste; Making pure pigments. DISC TWO: Creatings Lacs: making lakes and extracts; The three primary pigments: red,yellow and blue; Dyeing the lakes; Painting on wood & plaster walls. Details: 2 disc set / Run time: 238 minutes / English narration and subtitles. Multilingual Subtitles: Chinese(中文), French(Francais), Italian(Italiano), Japanese(日本語), Spanish(Español) Produced by Yoshiko I Wada and Slow Fiber Studios. Directed and filmed by Studio Galli Productions. http://naturaldyeworkshop.com/dvd3-colors-of-europe/

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        • IISE Organic Dye Trailer 2013


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          IISE Natural Dye Collection 2013 A glimpse into the process of Korean natural dyeing. To see our products please visit: http://shop.ii-se.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IISE/256424474410279 Blog: http://ii-se.tumblr.com/ Shot/Editted: Mike Beech Original music by IISE Credit: The Natural Institution of Dyeing by Lee Jong Nam. Seoul, South Korea. http://www.xn--2e0b508abxdba2d87ew6w.kr/index.html IISESEOUL@Gmail.com

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          • Blueberry Litmus Test #1


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            Blueberry seemed to me like an obvious dye to source but proved to have unexpectedly great results with various acids and bases. Blueberry ink, diluted lime solution, OxyClean, bleach, vinegar, sugar and tap water on paper. 2012.

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