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Adult Studio: Introduction to Natural Dyes with Kristin Arzt


In this weekend, we will explore how using natural dyes we can create limitless different colors, hues, and values on fabric. Using natural indigo, madder, and weld, we can create an entire rainbow of colors! We will dye both silk and cotton fibers and you will learn how to prepare these different types of fibers for dyeing. You are welcome to bring in your own small natural fiber items to dye.

Learn to mordant (prepare) natural fibers for dyeing. Create a color wheel using these 3 natural dyes. Learn to create resists on fabric using wooden shapes and shibori techniques. Use pH to shift colors. Learn to measure out and start a dye pot based on weight of fiber.

Reserve your spot soon; there’s only capacity for 12 per class. Pre-registration is required.

 Museum members receive a 10% discount with code MAKEART.

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