Sun, Jul 25 | Aptos

Natural Dyeing on Fabric

Join me for a full day intensive course on Natural Dyeing! We'll work with several natural dye extracts and learn about treating our fabric and manipulating natural colors. Included in the materials fee is a Yuzu & Rose Natural Dye Kit to continue your natural dyeing journey at home.
Natural Dyeing on Fabric

Time & Location

Jul 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Aptos, Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos, CA, USA

About the Event

Celebrate the natural beauty all around us this summer with a full day intensive on Natural Dyeing. Create a rainbow of colors using tree barks, natural dye extracts, and dye a set of 6 linen bandanas. The course will cover the preparation of materials, including mordanting fabric and preparing a dye bath from natural elements, and coloring fabric with logwood (purple), osage orange (yellow), chlorophyllin (green), and sandalwood (pink). We will use color modifiers such as iron powder and citric acid to manipulate our dyes into brighter or richer shades, and we will practice several design techniques drawing on Shibori and tie-dye patterns. The skills learned in this course will give students the knowledge and confidence to create dyes from other botanical materials and continue on their journey of natural dyeing. The included materials kit will have everything needed for this class, but students are encouraged to dye any other small pieces they may have on hand, as long as they are made of natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, wool, hemp, or bamboo.  Students will receive a Yuzu & Rose Natural Dye Kit to continue their journey of natural dyeing at home. 

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