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World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series
World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series

World of Natural Dyes Workshop; Intensive Series

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Learn all about the many historically rich techniques using all natural dyes stuffs, where the come from, the social significance in ancient cultures, and how to forage for you own materials.

This class is a more intensive hands on version of "Dyeing with Nature" workshops which only runs 3 hours.  In this special intensive we will meet over the weekend, allowing for more techniques and skills to be demonstrated and more time to accomplish them!  We get deeper and more hands on with the lengthy process, which you just can not dive into in just 3 hours.  Like mordanting your own pieces and special tricks to prepare specialty natural dyes. See below for specific agenda.

 

Each student will be able to dye 8-12 pieces. For Day 1 we will be preparing 4 cellulose items (cotton, hemp, linen if bringing) and 4 protein fibers (silk, wool if bringing) that will be cut up for sampling, you may bring the same amount/type for each style demonstrated. Some preparation of fiber takes longer than we have together, so you will have items that can be brought home and dyed later as well, an extra 4 pieces each of cellulose fiber may be brought in for this take home activity.

Day 1: Mordanting with alum, iron, tannin, alum acetate, and soy binder. Preparing dye baths; madder cochineal and creating a vat and dipping in indigo.

Day 2: Dyeing with 3 colors and tannins for grey and black, over dyeing for green and purple, and bundle dyeing. Soy milk binded pieces will be brought home for you to dye on your own time. Dyes available for purchase.

Each day we will be breaking for lunch around 1pm. Students will have to go off site because I will have to take the dog out and go on a walk :-) We will have 1 hour to go eat and walk a bit, and I can make suggestions if needed.