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Colors From Nature: Introduction to Natural Dyeing with Local Plants
Sunday | August 03, 2014 | 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm
South Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
In this class you will learn the basics of creating beautiful colors from local plant materials. We’ll explore familiar plant by-products that are common in the kitchen including onion skins, pomegranate skins and avocado pits as well as native plants and easily foragable materials. You’ll leave the class with an understanding of how to apply basic dyeing techniques to a wide range of plants. We’ll cover mordanting, fiber selection, color, and how to care for your textiles in an ecological way. You’ll leave with a wealth of inspiration to dye all your own clothes as well as samples of plants and fibers.
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