Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes
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!