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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
Tuition: $120.00
Materials fee: $35.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

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

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

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

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Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes - 2/16/2019