Plant Dyes and Propaganda


Sunday, March 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 26th 3-5pm

Registration Required: RSVP

During this workshop, we will identify regional plants used for dyeing and learn the basics of various natural dye processes. We will then use a variety of regional plants to dye fabric together in a process called bundle dyeing. All materials for dyeing will be provided, however participants will also be encouraged to bring plants that hold personal significance—so that different nyc spaces and geographies are represented in the dyed textiles. 

Before the start of the workshop participants will receive a handout with helpful resources, should they wish to prepare any materials beforehand. Masks are required during this workshop.

Facilitated by: Willa Goettling, an artist and educator interested in art as a tool for information sharing and community building. Her own art practice is largely based around the production and distribution of printed matter. Willa received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper from Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia, she was a Print Production Fellow and contributing writer for the Journal of Artists’ Books and received an Albert P Weisman Award for her MFA thesis. In 2020 she was an Artist in Residence at Eureka! House via the Center for Artistic Activism (Kingston, NY). She has taught workshops at Parsons, Ugly Duckling Presse, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center among other organizations across the country. She is currently a 2023 SHIFT Artist in Residence at EFA Project Space and serves as the Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery.

The workshop is part of a series of free media making workshop organized in conjunction with our current exhibition (take-away archives).

Interference Archive’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.