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Invasive Color: Using Invasive Species as Natural Dyes with Theresa Hornstein

  • 15 Sep 2022
  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 15 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • 22 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • 29 Sep 2022, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Lincoln Park Building (2229 W. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55806)
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Invasive Color: Using Invasive Species as Natural Dyes

Thursdays (3 Sessions)

September 15, 22, 29


DAI Lincoln Park Building

2229 W 2nd Street

$80 Member ($95 Non-Member) 

Natural dyes have a history going back before written history, and contrary to the dingy browns so often depicted in historic movies, our ancestors produced golds, bright pinks, oranges, blues, and greens. This workshop explores several traditional natural dyes. Students will learn plant identification, a bit of natural history, and how to use them to create beautiful colors. Experimentation will include the use of modifiers and mordants and several different methods for obtaining colors.  Each student will go home with a minimum of 8 different dyed skeins, approximately 25 yards each. The instructor will provide yarn and all dye materials.  Students should bring a plastic bag for samples.

***Proof of vaccination is required to participate in this class. On the first day of class students must present their vaccine card (a copy of it is okay) as well as a form of identification. Masks will be required. 

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