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In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: Natural Dyes

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Course Overview

Spend a day with natural dyes, and learn an exciting avenue into color possibilities from ancient traditions. This class will cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting techniques, extraction process, dyeing methods, and some color theory. With so many dye plants readily available, and most of them giving a variety of yellows, this class will concentrate not only on these yellows, but on the variety of greens and oranges for which they serve as a basis. Students will take home many samples, instructions, and knowledge of how to dye from nature on their own. As always, enthusiasm for beautiful color and for the fun process will abound! This class is open to students age 16+.

Required Tools 

  • Apron
  • Rubber gloves
  • 2 old towels
  • Plastic 12 small baggies & marking pen that will write on baggie
  • Calculator
  • Pen and paper

Session Information

This course is part of the 2024 Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday on Friday, February 16, a day-long conference that features speakers, demonstrations, and community gatherings for anyone interested in fiber! Full schedule online January 2024. 


Sat, Feb 17th, 2024  –  Sun, Feb 18th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm each day
Tuition: $210.00
Materials fee: $60.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Stefania Isaacson
Stefania Isaacson
St. Charles, IL

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In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: Natural Dyes