January 21 & 28 ~ 1:00pm to 3:30pm EST
This virtual workshop will introduce you to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable natural dyes. Participants will learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric. Along the way we’ll discuss the history and chemistry of natural dyes, and experiment with resist techniques for creating pattern. Each class session will open with a demonstration, followed by virtual open studio time for participants to get their hands dirty and their questions answered. A materials kit will be mailed to participants prior to the start of class, including dyes, indigo, mordants, and fabric. International participants will be refunded the materials fee and provided with a materials list.
This class 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.