New Fall Workshop: Nature’s Paintbox

Sunday September 16, 12-4 pm

Bundle Dying with Botanicals

Join us as fiber artist and natural dyer, Wendy Getchell, shares the magic of dying & imprinting fabric with flowers and botanicals.

We will begin with a discussion of natural dye techniques & history, then forage into Cathy Smith’s garden to choose flowers and leaves.  These will be arranged on cotton shawls and then steamed into the fabric.  After much experimentation and great fun we will end the day with a group review of our creations, sharing with one another the one of a kind fabrics we have handcrafted.

Workshop Includes:

*All dye materials as well as light refreshments and snack.

*24″ x 80″ Cotton shawl with tasseled fringe, plus 2 yards of silk ribbon and test fabric strips.

*Techniques for laying out and preparing botanics.

*Methods of rolling, tying and heating bundled materials.

*Finishing techniques.

*Discussion of other natural dye techniques.

*Recommended print and online sources

*List of material sources.

Price: $100.00

(50% deposit required at sign up)

NOTE:  Please wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind staining & comfortable walking shoes.  Bring a water bottle, and feel free to bring your own flowers and leaves for dying.

Please call the trading post at 505 455-2815 to enroll.

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