Materials saved from the landfill:
Skills you’ll learn:
natural textile dyeing with seasonal plants
Natural dyes are a beautiful and sustainable way to bring color to textiles. In this workshop, you’ll learn to create dye baths from plants grown by local artist Allana Ross. Participants will learn how to process a few in-season plants, including coreopsis, to create hand-dyed fabrics of various colors. Participants will leave with a test strip from each dye bath to keep for future reference. We will also provide a few larger pieces of fabric made of 100% natural fibers (white cotton, silk, or wool) that have been prepared in alum, and participants will leave with those also.