Dyeing with Trees & Shrubs with Joann Darling

Dyeing with Trees & Shrubs with Joann Darling

In this two day workshop students will explore a myriad of natural color from woody plants. The abundance of woody plant material can lend itself to a more sustainable approach for acquiring large quantities of natural dyes.

Our journey will begin with a plant walk to identify and gather choice species then to the best techniques to extract the dyes. We will cover fiber preparation and use of mordants to obtain multiple tints and shades from a single extraction. Time permitting we hope to cover and process a dozen or more dye baths. Materials and sample books provided. 

    $300.00Price