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Rose Madder Demonstration

October 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 18 ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

Rose madder is a cool pink pigment made from the roots of the madder plant, Rubia tinctorium, suitable for oils, watercolor, and pastels.  Madder-based pigments have been used since antiquity in the Mediterranean and Middle East, but it was not until the early 19th century that a recipe for this particular rosy shade was developed. It is valued as a lightfast lake pigment, used for glazing skin tones and fabrics – but it’s tricky to coax the most vibrant and long-lasting colorants out of the plant! Join Natalie Stopka for a live demonstration of dye extraction, fermentation, and lake precipitation, followed by Q+A.

This demonstration will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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Location: Online