Saturday, November 14, 2009

mud cloth class

i took a mud cloth class today and it was great. we actually used mud to design our pieces. i appreciate mud cloth more, since i know the process of making mud cloth. you are using the mud to paint your design onto the cloth. the instructor used mud from all over the world, my two favorite colors were red and black from maryland. you would paint, dry, rinse and them repeat this about three more times. the more you repeat this the darker your colors will look after they are dried.
the first picture is from one of the student in the class, the next picture is from the instructor, the third picture is my piece unfinished and the others are some of the other students in the class. it was a nice workshop. am going to start collecting dirt now. the dirt has sit in the water for a year for the best result for color, but can be used earlier.

the instructor's name is kathye edwina arrington. you can see an interview on youtube. go to youtube and type wskg 2/14 and look for kathye edwina arrington. her artwork is very nice. enjoy!


Laurie said...

Yetunde, this sounds very "go green" and using our earth resources instead of synthetic paints. Sounds like a new and fun project!! Laurie Ceesay

yetunde said...

it is all natural. she uses rain water and all natural teas and berries to dye the fabric. it was very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Yetunde, that's very interesting, I didn't know the mud had to "age" before you use it. I can't wait to see your finished piece, I know it will be beautiful - as all your work is!
Linda McKenzie

yetunde said...

i am looking at dirt a whole different way now.

Karoda said...

I love mud cloth! and how simply awesome is this workshop!!! has to be fun to see what dirt comes from where and the different versions of mud-colour they make!!!!