This is a 2 session virtual class.
Date: October 23 + 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST
Registration Closes: October 13th, 2021 in order for receive materials on time.
Curious about fungi? Have a love of fiber? Combine your interests and learn how to use mushrooms to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber. Artist and flower farmer, and mycophile, Julie Beeler from Bloom & Dye, will teach participants how to unlock the famed Dyer’s Polypore ‘tinctoria.’
Everyone will create a mushroom color chart that will document the colors of this famed mushroom across different fiber types. A kit will be sent in advance so everyone can create their own mushroom color chart.
The first class will cover general mushroom dye techniques, types of mushrooms and walk through the process of making dye baths and dyeing the fiber, which the students can do in real time with the instructor from their own home.
The second class will look at the participants' results from the previous week and walk through how to finish off their fibers with a soy milk dip. We will wrap up the class making a lake pigment with the dye baths and setting it up to strain, rinse and dry. The instructional craftbook will allow everyone to continue their exploration in more depth at their own pace.
Materials Kit Includes
- Dyer’s Polypore silkscreen color chart
- Dyer’s Polypore mushroom
- Fabric Swatches OR Wool Yarn (please select at checkout).
- 1 cotton tea towel
- Mordant + Lake supplies
- Coffee Filters
- ¼ cup of dried soy beans
- Scouring and mordanting instructions
Students will receive an e-mail with a list of needed supplies to acquire prior to the first workshop.
Skill Requirements: Beginner Friendly
Taught by: Julie Beeler
This is an online class, where we will be using the platform Zoom. Please download and test BEFORE the class so we can start promptly! Fiber Circle Studio is not responsible for any student technical issues. The class will be recorded and available for 1 week after the class. By signing up, you are consenting to audio/video recording.
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