Introduction to Natural Dyeing, From A(vocados) to Z(innias) (Location Studio 119 @ The Tannery)

Class is Full!

Levels: All levels. This is a pre-requisite for later Colorways natural dye classes. See May 18th class, Reds Glorious Reds!

Offered: One Saturday afternoon workshop, 4/27/19, 1:00-5:00pm

Instructor: Kris Nardello

Pink from avocados? Yellow from zinnias? Natural dyeing means extracting dyes from organic sources and using them to color fibers. In this 4-hour class, students will prepare their wool skeins to accept and retain these plant-based colors, then learn how to make dyes from vegetable scraps, wilted flowers, yard prunings and weeds from the roadside. We will discuss equipment needed to dye safely and make color sample cards with notes of the process we used. Each student will leave with naturally dyed wool yarn from each dye pot, a folder with handouts containing class notes, recipes for dyes and mordants, Internet resources and a sample page for each dye pot with colored yarns. Wear clothes for working in the studio, though an apron is always a good idea. All materials will be provided.

Kris holds a BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Millwaukee and a MS in Science Education from Oregon State University. She has taught numerous textile workshops for the Santa Cruz Knitting Guild, Carmel Crafts Guild, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum and the Santa Cruz Textile Arts Guild as well as teaching at local middle schools for 25 years. Kris uses her natural dyed yarns in her hand-woven rugs and knitted garments.

*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*

Materials Fee: Materials will be provided by instructor

Fee: $120 one price for this class Join Now

Class full – request to be put on waiting list