Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes
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!