Ages 16 and older
This hands-on course will guide you through each step of the natural dye process so you are able to confidently start your natural dye journey at home and beyond!
We will cover the important process of pre-treating fiber (scouring & mordanting), choosing and processing plants to create natural dye, and techniques to create patterns on fabric (shibori techniques and post-dye modifiers).
The primary focus will be on mordanting cellulose fibers (cotton and other plant-based fibers). Students will take home a materials list, a guide, and a hand-dyed cotton bandana.
This course is open to students ages 16 and older and welcomes students with no prior knowledge as well as those with some basic experience with dyeing.
All materials will be provided, but you may like to bring an apron or wear clothes that can get dirty or stained with dye. A notebook and pen are also recommended.
Classes takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA.