Before there were synthetic dyes, humans used plants, animals, and minerals to color everything. Come 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; bring oranges and reds out of roadside eucalyptus. In this overview, we will cover the basics: 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. You will use natural dyes to create designs on four linen napkins to enjoy or to give as beautifully handcrafted gifts.|
Instructor: Anna Meier
Price includes all materials.
Class will be held at Soil Born Farms American River Ranch 2140 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds with less than 48 hours notice.
Soil Born Farms' American River Ranch Schoolhouse (View)
2140 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|