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Zoom Fox Fodder Farm Workshop 5/15
Zoom Fox Fodder Farm Workshop 5/15
Zoom Fox Fodder Farm Workshop 5/15
Zoom Fox Fodder Farm Workshop 5/15

Fox Fodder Farm Workshop 5/15

$165.00
Natural Dyeing Workshop with Locally Grown Color + Floral waste. 
$165 
May 15th 11am- 2pm
Where : Fox Fodder Farm
45 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
 
Join Cara at Fox Fodder Farm for her first in person class of the season. We will explore the process of bundle dyeing with floral waste and locally grown color. We will cover mordanting your fibers, a brief history of natural dyes and how you can simply bring this technique home. We will also explore how using household items can shift the colors of your dye by modifying the pH.
 
The class is 3 hours long with light snacks provided.
You will receive a silk Habotai scarf, an Organic Cotton handkerchief, Ahimsa silk swatches for samples and a swatch folder. All other materials will be provided.
We cannot accommodate personal garments, but there will be pre - mordanted tee shirts available for purchase. 

Covid - 19 Precautions : Proof of Vaccination required.

There are no refunds.
Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS 6/4 & 6/5
Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS 6/4 & 6/5
Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS 6/4 & 6/5

UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS 6/4 & 6/5

$250.00

Foraging and Processing Local Plants and Locally Grown Flowers 

Saturday June 4th: Solid Colors Foundations of Natural Dyes 101

  • Introductions 
  • Nature walk in morning
  • Mordanting 
  • Hot Extraction Bath to prep a solid color

In class we will cover the fundamentals of natural dyeing: how to mordant and prep your fibers, make a hot extraction bath and work with nature in harmony to create color. We will forage for barks, leaves and plants we can use to eco print and make solid colors. 

Students will dye and take home the following items:

  • One silk handkerchief
  • Four 16" x 16" cotton napkins 
  • Four 6” x 18” silk Ahimsa swatches 


Sunday June 5th: Bundle Dyeing + pH Modifiers 

  • Bundle Dyeing & Eco Printing
  • pH Modifyers 
  • Tannin + Iron color bases 

Through gently steaming petals, we will learn how to treat fabrics to be able to take natural dyes, extract color from the plant matter we foraged, while experimenting with advanced floral dyeing techniques you can all do at home. Through only a little steam you will learn to transmute assorted flowers into beautiful patterns on your fabric. We will also cover using natural additives to create cosmic patterns on cloth and work with tannin and iron modifiers.


Students will dye and take home the following items:

  • One silk handkerchief
  • Four 16" x 16" cotton napkins 
  • Four 6” x 18” silk Ahimsa swatches