Dyeing with plant materials is an ancient art. In this workshop students will learn the basic principles of using natural dyes. Growing and harvesting the plants will be discussed and plant materials harvested in season will be used along with some dried materials. Students will learn the proper use of mordants to and which fiber to use them on.
All materials will be included and student will take home a variety of dyed samples. The class will be held outside using propane cookers, so students must be old enough to safely work near the cookers. The process is messy so old clothes are recommend. Students may bring their own yarn or wool to dye with as long as it is mostly wool — no acrylics please.
Class length: 3 to 4 hours.
Maximum number of students is 8 and the minimum to hold a class is 3.
The date of this class: Saturday, August 31, 2019 9 am-12 noon