Sun, Jul 11 | Online via Cabrillo Extension

Natural Dyeing on Fabric

Join me for a three part course on Natural Dyeing! We'll work with several natural dye extracts and learn about treating our fabric and manipulating natural colors.

Time & Location

Jul 11, 10:00 AM – Jul 25, 12:00 PM
Online via Cabrillo Extension

About the Event

Celebrate the natural beauty all around us this summer with a three-part course 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.  Your materials kit includes binding materials, gloves, hand-curated and measured dye extracts, natural chemical color modifiers, as well as 6 linen bandanas. Registration closes 6 days prior to class start to allow time for shipping of your materials kit.

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