NATURAL DYE EXTRAVAGANZA with Robin Reider / September 22 & 23, 2012
Join Robin at her home in lovely Chimayo for a weekend of natural dyeing during the beautiful late summer season. Students will work together to dye wool using local plants including onion skins, marigolds, chamisa, and cota. Imported plant dyes such as indigo, madder root, cochineal, brasilwood, and logwood will complete the color range. Students will create a recipe file and learn to use alum mordant to fix the color and additives to change the colors. Students will leave with 4 to 5 pounds of dyed wool and an understanding of the dye process from start to finish. Wool can be purchased from instructor (in 3 shades of white and 3 shades of grey – 3 ply/113 gr. Per 4 oz. skein) or brought from home in 4 oz. skeins.
When: September 22 & 23, 2012
Where: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Onate Espanola, NM 87532
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Member $130/Non-member $160