Historical Natural Dyes
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Northern Susitna Institute
Class Fee: $65
Registration is closed for this class.
Dyes gathered from the earth have been around for thousands of years and can still be visible on natural fibers to this day. Many cultures have created their own color palette based on their natural surroundings. This workshop will review the longest lasting dyes that lead to consistent and bright colors. We will do this by creating various shades of purple-blues, reds and yellows. Leave the workshop with swatches of wool roving and cotton skeins.
Spend a full weekend gleaning dyeing knowledge from Elissa by pairing this class with Indigo Dyeing on Sunday, August 7.
Elissa Meyers is a co-founder of BLUEREDYELLOW, a design and natural dye house producing comfortable, chemical free textiles since 2010. Started through The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, BLUEREDYELLOW works with businesses as an alternative dye service and does piece dyeing as well as dyeing by the yard.
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