This is a 2 session virtual class.
Date: June 5 + 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST
Registration Closes: May 25, 2021 in order for receive materials on time.
Discover the alchemy of natural dyes! Learn how to unlock the plants ‘tinctoria’ to discover all the dye plants growing around you. The serendipity of making pigments from plants combined with the ancient traditions of natural dyes yields unique and colorful results. Artist and flower farmer, Julie Beeler from Bloom & Dye, will guide students through exploring ways to work with natural dyes and capture the beauty of the seasonal palette. Every student will receive a kit in advance so they can create their own flower dye color chart.
The first class will cover general natural dye techniques, types of flowers/plants 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 one of 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
- Flower Power silkscreen color chart
- 6 different dye flowers
- 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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