Back to All Events

Bundle Dye Workshop with Textile Artist Natalie Stopka

  • 61 Franklin Street Community Garden Brooklyn, NY 11222 (map)

Please join us for a special Bundle Dyeing Workshop in the garden on Saturday, October 13th from 3 - 5:30, taught by textile artist Natalie Stopka. 

Space is limited, registration is required! Cost is $10 per person and will cover the silk and other materials used at this workshop.  

To register: Please email gpcitizensclub@gmail.com, then we will be in touch to collect the $10 supply fee and confirm your participation. 

About Bundle Dying
Join visiting artist Natalie Stopka to create botanical works of art featuring common garden flowers and herbs.  We’ll use the petals, leaves, and roots of local plants to create bundle dyed patterns on silk.  Our exploration of this eco-printing technique will reveal the wealth of color hidden in common dye plants such as coreopsis, marigold, and hollyhock through a simple and ecologically friendly process!

About the Artist
Natalie Stopka is a New York based artist focused on creative processes rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. She uses diverse textile techniques to this end, drawing on the shared heritage of craft that has historically allowed us artistic access to nature. The meticulous, layered processes of natural dyeing, pigment extraction, marbling, and surface manipulation allow each artwork to be materially rooted in a particular space and time, with a big role for serendipitous chance and a continually evolving vocabulary of texture and pattern. 

This workshop is made possible by a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. 

Earlier Event: October 13
GCEF Open House