May 25 - Lichen and Mushroom Dyeing

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May 25 - Lichen and Mushroom Dyeing

from 70.00

Saturday, May 25

1 PM - 4 PM

$70

Take advantage of our "Bring-a-Friend" discount!

Register with your friend, partner, relative, for $120. That's $10 off each registration! Select "register 2 people" from the dropdown menu and leave the quantity as 1 to receive the discounted price.

Details

It doesnโ€™t get more local then this! Learn to create beautiful colors from two species of lichen and a mushroom that grow right outside our door. Together, we will dye samples of wool and silk fabric as well as wool yarn to see how different fibers take the dye. Additionally each participant will dye a silk throw pillow cover to take home!

This workshop will include instruction on how to prepare fabric for dyeing, using mordants, and adding modifiers to change colors. You will learn to identify these local species and we will discuss the ethics of collecting lichens and mushrooms. We will also venture into the forest just outside the door to see where these species grow. s resists and even stitching. There are infinite ways to manipulate fabric to create beautiful, unique designs and everything necessary to try out numerous techniques will be provided.

This workshop includes:

  • all instruction and supplies

    • dye materials

    • fabric and yarn samples

    • silk throw pillow cover*

    • handouts with all instructions and supply lists

  • coffee and tea

  • a fun, relaxed atmosphere to be creative and learn something new

*Pillow cover is 14 inches square. Choosing a pillow is a personal choice so inserts are not provided. Depending on your preferences inserts can be purchased from many craft, sewing, or big box stores.

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