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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.

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