Intro to Natural Dyes

January 30, 2021

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January 2021

Intro to Natural Dyes (Virtual)

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
$15 15 tickets left
a photo of black walnuts on grass and a pot of pokeberry dye

If you've ever wanted to learn how natural dyeing works, this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of natural dyeing: equipment, dye materials, processes, preparing and mordanting different fibers, and responsible foraging. Participants will also learn about resources for learning more and acquiring materials. At the end of this workshop, you will be well-prepared for one of Piedmont Fibershed's upcoming hands-on natural dye workshops—or for trying out natural dyeing on your own. While this…

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February 2021

Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Waste (Virtual)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$25 – $35 20 tickets left
Close-up of a golden-yellow cloth dyed with onion skins

Learn how to naturally dye fibers and textiles with common kitchen waste materials! Materials such as onion skins and avocado pits are inexpensive, non-toxic, locally-available sources of dye that have the added benefit of reducing food waste. In this hands-on virtual workshop, participants will learn how to make dye baths from yellow onion skins and avocado and will use it to dye cotton, silk, and wool. You will need to have the following supplies for this workshop. It is strongly…

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