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Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia • Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2011

DIVE INTO A WORLD OF NATURAL DYE as Michel Garcia takes us on a wonderful journey in this film, sharing his knowledge as one of the leading natural dye experts in the world. Learn how he has revised traditional European methods -- once laborious and polluting -- into simpler, safer modern recipes sensitive to issues of sustainability.

From his vantage point in the hillside garden community of Lauris, France, Michel invites us into his atelier and garden where he offers a rare glimpse into what makes plants tick. Watch him in his element 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.

Whatever your level of interest, "Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia: Colors of Provence Using Sustainable Methods DVD" is sure to appeal to all varieties of dyers, textile enthusiasts and anyone interested in how things work in the natural world. This three hour, two-disc film teaches the viewer how to use natural raw materials wisely and artistically. English narration and subtitles.

• Filmed May 2011 in Lauris, Provence, France
• Edited and Mastered August 2011, San Francisco, USA
• Released by Slow Fiber Studios / Studio Galli Productions August, 2011
• Directed and Edited by Andrew Galli

Available from the World Shibori Network and Dealers Worldwide.

www.shibori.org

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