NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, this event is postponed until further notice. Please click here for more information about our cancelled and postponed events.
March 4th, 11th, 18th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ The Alder Eco Arts Hub
Ever wondered about how to get dyes from flowers, bark and leaves in your garden? Colour Me Local Natural Dye Workshops are back for the Spring at the Alder Eco Arts Hub!
Learn about the importance of mordants, temperature, pH, and differences between dyeing cottons, wool or silks.
Each session costs $50 for 3 hours of instruction plus materials, or $140 if you would like to attend all 3 sessions. You can find more details about each workshop date below.
March 4th* – Learn how to scour, mordant and dye protein fibres (wool and silk) with plants you can find or grow in your garden.
*NOTE: The March 4th workshop has been rescheduled for April 1st.
March 11th – The process of coloring cellulose (cotton, linen etc) requires special preparation so the fabric can bind with natural plant dyes. Learn about different mordants such as tannin alum and iron. Find out how to prepare cellulose fabrics and print with mordants and see the magic of natural dyes!
March 18th – You will create beautiful fabric prints by bundling and steaming leaves, flowers and plants.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please email Carmen Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the registration form doesn’t show up within a few seconds, please click on the Eventbrite link to register: https://smas-natural-dye-series.eventbrite.ca