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Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS - POSTPONED
Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS - POSTPONED
Zoom UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS - POSTPONED

UPSTATE FORAGING & NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP @ STAR ROUTE FARMS - POSTPONED

$250.00

Foraging and Processing Local Plants and Locally Grown Flowers @ Star Route Farms

Solid Colors Foundations of Natural Dyes 101

11AM START - 5PM W/ LUNCH

  • 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 to create eco prints and solid colors. 

Students will dye and take home the following items:

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


Bundle Dyeing + pH Modifiers 

11AM - 5PM W/ LUNCH 

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

We will learn how to pre-treat fabrics to best absorb natural dyes, extract color from the plant matter we foraged, all 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" organic cotton napkins 
  • Four 6” x 18” silk Ahimsa swatches 


FARM ADDRESS :

STAR ROUTE FARMS 

796 County Hwy 40, Charlotteville, NY 12036