Plants bloom in an array of beautiful colors and those colors can be used to dye fabrics and fibers. We invite you to come and explore the basics of primitive plant based dye techniques. During this workshop we will be exploring the history and traditional uses of plants as dyes, as well as application. Herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years in all cultures as form of pigment, paints, stains and dyes for the body and handmade goods. We will explore colors from our own back yards, while also going over mordant (fixative) options and dying techniques. Each participant will make their own plant dyed silk scarf.
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Earlier Event: June 30Nettle: Ancestral Plant Relationships
Later Event: July 24Journey to Avalon Sacred Plants + Flower Essence Retreat in England