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Natural Dye Workshop
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Natural Dye Workshop
Sunday, January 17, 3:00-7:00pm
$45 for 18 Reasons members, $55 for the general public

Experience the electric colors you can conjure from the urban color palette of San Francisco. By experimenting with seasonal weeds, plant waste and other unsuspecting sources of awe inspiring natural dyes, this hands-on workshop will deepen your exploration of local and seasonal color. You'll learn to dye a full spectrum of winter hues mapped from local plants. In this class you'll create a series of seasonally plant dyed samples, learn surface design techniques, and create a finished dyed textile from an array of San Francisco urban color sources.

Includes snacks made from the plants we are using in class.


Sasha Duerr is an artist, designer, and educator whose work is the cross-pollination of  biodiversity and the revival of seasonal and local plant-based color. She is the founder of Permacouture Institute, an educational non-profit for regenerative design in fashion and textiles, and the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011). She is a professor at the California College of the Arts, where she develops curriculum at the intersection of slow textiles and social practice. Her work has been featured in American Craft Magazine, The Huffington Post and The New York Times.

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18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Arts > Visual

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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