Apr 6 Painting with Natural Dyes: Cochineal
Apr
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Apr 6 Painting with Natural Dyes: Cochineal

$50.00

In this class students will learn the magic of dyeing with the most precious insect in Mexico called, cochineal. Historically, cochineal was used to achieve the most luscious of reds, pinks, and purples on cloth. It has a high lightfastness and can achieve an array of cool and warm tones Participants will explore the process of preparing dried cochineal bugs for dyeing and will learn how to create painted patterns on tannined and un-tannined silk and cotton using thickened mordants. This class is geared to beginners who are looking to dive right into the world of natural dyes!

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Jan 25 Natural Dyeing
Jan
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Jan 25 Natural Dyeing

In this introductory class you will experiment with deying silk and cotton in a range of natural dye baths using material such as; black beans, hibiscus flowers, avocado pits, and more. Unlike synthetic dyes, natural dyes are a living thing. The colors produced are very complex and harmonize together. Each color holds hints of other colors within it. This produces vibrations in the natural dye color that synthetic dyes could never have. There is so much wonder in the fact that every naturally dyed piece of cloth is unique. Come experience the spontaneity and beauty of the colors produced with natural dyes. Participants will create a dye notebook, leave with swatches and dye recipes to take home to use as a reference for future natural dyeing adventures.

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