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Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes

Course Overview

Late June means lupines in many shades of purple will populate the ditches and roadsides of the North Shore, creating the perfect setting for discovering purple possibilities in natural dyes. We will discuss basic color theory as to how to create various purples and lavenders. In this class, we will dye with various reds, overdye with indigo and logwood, and achieve a variety of wonderful purples. We will discuss how to vary these results for even more shades.  There will be instruction for the mordanting process, the dyeing process, and creating and using a natural indigo vat. Students will take home dyeing instructions, many samples, and information on each of the dyes used and source lists on where to get them. Let your passion for purple abound!


Sat, Feb 16th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-4pm
Registration Cost: $110.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jan 5th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $35.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • apron
  • rubber gloves
  • 2 old towels
  • paper towels
  • baggies
  • calculator
  • pen and paper

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jan 5th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.