Thursday, February 18, 2010

Papermaking and Batik Workshops from Tunde Toth, Dublin and Kilkenny

Hand Papermaking Techniques (from natural plant fibres and recycled materials) - 2 Day Workshop
Date: 6th and 7th of March 2010
Venue: The National Print Museum of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

This workshop is organized by the Museum and places can be booked through them
T: 01-6603770

Workshop on BATIK TECHNIQUES for beginners
Date: Saturday 13 March 2010
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
Cost: € 75 – including all materials

The generic term ‘Batik’ – a Malay word – refers to the process of dyeing fabric using resist technique: covering areas of cloth with a dye-resistant substance to prevent them from absorbing colour. Some methods are over 1000 year old with evidence in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and India. During this one day workshop participants will create individual pieces through an introduction to resist and fabric dye techniques, using paraffin and natural beeswax, fibre reactive dyes and traditional tools.

SILK FIBRE PAPER MAKING - from various raw silk fibres (cocoon strippings, throwsters fibres, had-dyed silk tops etc..).
Date: Sunday 14 MARCH 2010
Time: 10am - 5pm:
Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
Cost: € 75 – including all materials

Participants will create plain or colourful, textured, decorative, ``fabric – like`` papers. These unique pieces are suitable for writing, painting, textile art- and collage works, stitching, embroidery and are ideal for 3 dimensional, sculptural projects.
The workshop also introduces experimental processes and ideas using fibre reactive textile dyes on silk papers. Also included in this course is a small silk fibre bowl sculpted on a mould.

Both courses are suitable for the complete beginner as well as for those with previous experience - to refresh, to experiment and/or explore new ideas!

A great selection of natural fibres, handmade paper samples, paper and fibre art works will be on display at the Studio for the duration of the weekend.

This programme also incudes a short talk and slide show on Tunde's visit to Tasmania, where she participated in the 20th IAPMA Congress in 2009 (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists). This is also a great opportunity to view some unusual handmade papers she brought over from Australia.

Please contact TUNDE TOTH for further details and for bookings

KOZO Studio and Gallery
Co. Kilkenny

M: 087-2543362


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