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Introduction to Natural Dyes


Introduction to Natural Dyes    
Saturday, January 18, 12-3 pm

Before synthetic dyes humans used plants, animals, and minerals to color everything. Learn the ancient art of natural dyes and discover the secrets and gifts of plant color. Color lives in everyday life; find pink inside your lunchtime avocado pit; see yellow in the papery onion husks that line the supermarket bins; call forth oranges and reds from the roadside eucalyptus. We’ll cover the basics of the process including plant collection, mordanting, fiber choices, extraction and dyeing methods, shibori techniques, ways to shift color after dyeing and how to care for naturally dyed cloth. Use natural dyes to create designs on one silk handkerchief and one cotton dish towel to take home for your enjoyment.

Instructor: Anna Meier, Natural Dyer

Price: $50 (includes materials for take home items)

Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

For more information please visit our website: https://www.soilborn.org or call 916-3639685 ext. 1019

Price: $50
Date: Saturday, Jan 18th, 2020
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Name of Location: Soil Born Farms
Tagged In: Workshop
Posted BySoil Born Farms
Date Posted: 12/17/2019 @ 10:14 am
Closed: 01/18/2020 @ 1:0 am
Posted In: Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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