Natural Dye Journal with Olivia Clanton
Saturday, March 4th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Join textile artist Olivia Clanton and learn the beautiful art of natural dyeing with fresh & dried flowers and other fall seasonal vegetation! In this special natural dye class, everyone will leave class having made their own natural dye sampler book. This class is for those who want to learn natural dye and deeply investigate color, application and techniques. With your own sample book, you can reference previous work for future projects and keep a record of what you have experimented with!
We will experiment with over-dyeing, the process of dipping dyed fabric in an indigo vat, altering colors based on PH levels. Students will learn how to create a wide variety of colors on fabric using natural plants such as walnut, marigold, osage, coreopsis, cochineal insects and indigo.
Each participant will have everything they need to create their sample book, including silk & cotton samples for a multitude dyes. You leave the class with confidence in natural dye concepts such as mordanting, identifying fibers, color interactions with indigo, over-dye and bundle dye.
All class participants receive 15% off of any purchase made at Hillfolk on the day of the workshop.