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Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes

Course Overview

Reds have always been the color of passion! In this class we will explore nature’s passion with a variety of natural red dyes such as cochineal, lac, madder, quebracho, and amaranthus. We will extend our palette by overdying with indigo and fustic for a variety of purples and oranges. The class will also cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting technics, the dyeing process, and some color theory. Students will take home dyeing instructions, many samples, and information on each of the dyes used and source lists on where to get them. This class is for everyone interested in natural dyes, even those with no experience in them. Join us for a fun day- after all, it's the day after Valentine's!


Fri, Feb 15th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-3pm
Registration Cost: $110.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Jan 4th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $35.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • apron
  • rubber gloves
  • several old towels
  • paper towels
  • plastic 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 Fri, Jan 4th, 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.