Plant dyes can create an incredible range of colors and effects on natural fibers. In this workshop, designer Laurin Guthrie will demonstrate three very different techniques for creating color with natural dyes. The class will use local, seasonal plants to create beautiful, watercolor effects on silk, Oak Gall (also known as ‘Dyer’s Gold’) and iron to paint or print a subtle grey and the ancient blue, Indigo, to create striking effects with resist techniques. Each student will design and create a silk scarf, an organic cotton tote bag and an organic cotton handkerchief using these techniques, and will leave with the knowledge to bring rich, vibrant and natural color into their homes, wardrobes and lives. The workshop will take place primarily outdoors, so please bring sunscreen and water!
Cost: $150, including materials
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