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