Growing, Gathering, and Dyeing with Plants - May 22ndInstructor: Adrienne Rodriguez
Discover natural dyeing and its wide world of color. Throughout time, the craft of natural dyeing has been created and upheld by cultures around the world, from South America to India. Now is your chance to become part of the tradition. Explore which types of plants you can grow and gather that can be used in the dyeing process.
This class will prepare you for natural dyeing on protein (animal) fibers.
In this class, you will learn:
- How to create a dye garden, what plants to grow and how many
- How to use whole plants to create a wide variety of color
- How to harvest and store plants for dyeing
- Yarn and fiber preparation which will include helpful tips for a successful end product with emphasis on colorfastness
- Mordanting with alum for protein fibers (these are fibers that come from animals) to achieve colorfast results
- Extraction of color from plants for dyeing
- Techniques for dyeing yarn samples
- Resources for continued learning
You will leave class with a colorful array of naturally dyed yarn samples.
No experience required! Kids welcome (aged 9+ years old)
Materials included: yarn samples, various dyestuffs
Materials Required: rubber gloves
NOTE: Class is held on our outside patio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions, bring sunscreen!
1 session / 3 hours
Cost: $75 with 24 hour advance reservation / $85 walk-in
Date: Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
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