Natural Dyeing and Botanical Printing Workshop July 15
Natural Dyeing Basics: Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green
Explore the magic of dyeing with plants! Learn basic techniques that will allow for a lifetime of experimenting with a rainbow of natural colours. We'll be covering all the basics to get you started, including:
~ how to prepare your fibres for best results ~ using mordants and preparing dye baths ~ how different fibres absorb dyes differently ~ how to get multiple colours from one plant
As we learn about the incredible variety of dye plants, you will design and dye your own gorgeous botanically printed scarf (which you get to take home with you!) and see how to dye fibres solid colours. We will also discuss the fascinating history of colour, tips for growing a dye garden, and foraging for local sources of dye that are growing right under our noses.
Sunday, July 15 from 10am -1pm with Kerri Westlake of Westlake Knits & Fibres in my backyard dye garden, near College and Lansdowne.
Sliding scale price between $65-$85
Please Note: This class will cover the general guidelines for dyeing with plants other than indigo. Indigo has its own special process, and is taught in a separate workshop. Get on my mailing list to find out about other workshop dates.