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Summer Series: Intro to Natural Dyes
July 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*This workshop will take place on zoom PST
Instructor: Willa Goettling
Sliding Scale: $25 – $55
5 spots available at no-cost; BIPOC & 2S Prioritized
In this 2 hour online workshop, participants will learn the basics of using plant extracts to naturally dye plant-based fibers such as cotton and linen. The class will cover how to prepare fabrics for dyeing, create dye baths from a variety of plant materials, learn techniques for patterning, and tips for post-dye care to achieve rich, long-lasting colors. This workshop is demonstration-based, so participants are not required to purchase materials beforehand. A material list is provided below in case participants would like to follow along.
Stainless steel or enamel pot (not to be used for cooking food after)
Non-pigmented (or white) cotton, linen, or hemp cloth. Old cotton or linen clothes work great.
Natural dye or pigment
Non-reactive spoon (wood or stainless steel) for stirring
Optional: kitchen scale & thermometer. Rubber bands and small rocks for patterning.