Natural Dyes 101 : Introduction to Mordant Assisted Dyeing
At Marshfield School of Weaving : 334 Jake Martin Road Marshfield, Vermont 05658
Monday August 5 - Tuesday August 6, 2019
Walk the fields and identify locally abundant natural dye sources. Learn methods for extracting a range of colors from each plant that grows around us. In this course we will create blocks, mix print mediums, dye with two easy-to-identify plants common to the Northeast United States : yellow and olive from Goldenrod, Solidago canadensis, and gray and black from Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina. Students will leave the workshop with a stack of fabrics of different shades and prints.