Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS
Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS
Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS
Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS
Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS
Zoom LOCAL COLOR  WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS

LOCAL COLOR WEEKEND AT TREIBER FARMS

$375.00

Join Cara at Treiber Farms for a two day immersive experience in locally grown color and the delights of the North Fork. 

We will walk through the Color Garden at Treiber farms, picking luscious dye flowers to process during our dye days. We will explore four dye processes from seed to fabric. This workshop will show you how to create hot extraction baths, learn the process of eco - printing, and how adding rust and pH modifiers into your practice can create a rainbow of natural hues. We will also cover different techniques to mordant your fibers. This is a wonderful class for beginners and seasoned dyers alike! 

Camping is available if you would like to on the beautiful farm property! 

9/24 Saturday 

10:30 AM- Arrive at Treiber Farms 

Meet & Greet

Local Color Walk: Peter will host a tour through the fields of dye flowers, while sharing information about the growing & harvesting process. Cara will explain the dye properties of the flowers + plants as we pick them for dyeing. 

Natural Dye 101: Cara will cover the foundations of Natural Dyeing and what you need to get started. We will dive into the different processes of mordanting your fabric, tools and materials needed, as well as health and safety procedures. 

Hot Extraction: Cara will lead a demonstration on how to create hot extraction baths for each flower + plant harvested. We will experiment with the different creative ways to use your dye baths.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on the farm. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

North Fork Flower Farm Visit: We will head to NFFF to learn the process of flower arranging and sourcing more locally grown flowers for dyeing. Transportation will be provided.

 

9/25 Sunday 

10:30 AM- Arrive at Treiber Farms 

Working with Rust and Tannins: Metal "saddens" and can act as an additive to the mordant process to create beautiful shades of grays and blue blacks. We will experiment with creating a tannin blanket along with how the material of the vessel + tools can change the color of our dye baths.

Eco Resist Printing + Bundle DyeingLearn how to make beautiful Eco- Prints on neutral + dark background along with bold colors extracted through Bundle Dyeing. Eco - Printing can be differentiated from Bundle dyeing as it creates crisp outlined prints from most plant matter vs. abstract impressions of color.

Lunch: Lunch will be served on the farm. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Revealing the colors: After the bundles have steamed, we will reveal our Eco Print  + Bundle dye creations! 

Sunday will end with good bye drinks and libations provided by Matchbook Distillery and Oysters from Peeko Oyster Co.

Details: 

Location: Treiber Farms

                 38320 County Rd 48,

                 Peconic, NY 11958

Time:       9/24 - 9/25

                10:30 AM- 5 PM 

 

You will receive :

Wildsam guidebook

Herb bundles

Masha tea



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 


You may bring :

One small project to work on ie: Cotton Tee shirt , silk slip / tank , socks, small scarf.