Intro to Natural Dyes

Intro to Natural Dyes

Plant dyes infuse cloth with their medicine and power. This class provides a full introduction to the art and science of natural dyes. We will discuss fiber types, mordants, modifiers, dye bath preparation and more. Expect a fast paced, hands-on class that will teach you the basics so you can go home and continue experimenting!

Working around the central fire we work with the elements to alchemize color from nature. We will use plants, mushrooms, and insects to prepare 4 -5 different dye vats that will offer more than a dozen unique shades of color. In addition to the in depth teaching, participants will receive two silk scarves and a sample card to take home.

We will address the relationships that we form and tend with plants and the ritual aspects of courting fire to infuse our clothing with their medicine.

Intro to Natural Dyes will be shared by Veena West.