Foundations of Natural Dye: Magical Plant Color in Primary
This is self-paced course with LIVE group meetings for support, connection & feedback. It is open on a continuing basis so, feel free to register- if you would like to get started right away.
This online course is a creative's dream come true! Learn about Natural Dyes through this exciting e-course Introduction to Natural Dyes.
Do you want to make your wardrobe more sustainable?
Do you sew or weave and want to create your own fibers?
Are you a teacher who wants to share the beauty of natural dye with students?
This course will provide in-depth knowledge and opportunities for you.
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of natural dyeing in a relaxed setting with guided lessons?
Maybe you want guidance or like the opportunity to work alongside a virtual community. Dye group members get great results and share them within our FB group for natural dyers. Seeing the work that comes out of each dye bath is always exciting. Seeing how members choose to re-imagine and re-invent their wardrobe is equally inspiring.
Our next online group begins Sunday, October 3rd and registration is open at the early bird price of $247.00. The next 3 sign-ups will receive this special pricing. You can have unlimited access to all of the videos and watch them on your own schedule - starting today if you are ready to go!
You can order your supply kits from me to be sure that you receive all of the dye materials in time. I release a new unit of videos every Monday to give you time to work through the material and you get life-time access.
Now you can explore the magical world of natural dyes in a meaningful way.
You will learn:
- mordanting with tannin
- three fundamental dyes
- the indigo vat (fructose and iron vats)
- shibori techniques
- color shifting
3 dyes featured are: golden pomegranate, rich madder root, and the legendary indigo blue
If you would like to gain experience working with authentic dyes that can be colorfast and lightfast, then this is the course. You will learn from video instruction, tutorials, and the experience of natural dyeing itself. Each week features as new ancient dye-stuff!
You will benefit from the experiences of the group and have access to our private FB to ask questions and share work. This is a hands-on dye course that focuses on one dye per unit/week. There is always an opportunity to access the course after the fact and review.
Quick outline of the lessons included:
Week 1: Introduction to Natural Dyes
Week 2: Pomegranate Rind or Extract
Week 3: Madder Root Studies
Week 4: Organic Indigo Fructose vat
Unit 1: Introduction to Natural Dyes will be delivered after our first LIVE Q & A.
This course is offered at a reduced price for this next session only.
Please contact me with any questions about this dye course!
Module 1 - Intro to Natural Dyeing
- Key tools and materials
- How to select your fibers
- How to scour & mordant
- History of pomegranate dye
- How to dye with pomegranate
- Use an assist to modify color
- How to dye with Madder root
- How to achieve a range of color
- Layer madder with indigo to create purples
- How to create your organic indigo vat
- How to tie & dye fibers to create beautiful patterns
- How to up-cycle pieces you own using natural dyes
I can not emphasize how unique this course is! If you have always wanted to create your own Indigo Fructose Vat- you will learn the process. Throughout the course, I inject my favorite ties and binds learned from my travels to the Arimatsu region of Japan along with my experiences learning from North Indian dyers.
Bonus #1: you get access to an online group of other artists who have taken the leap in to the world of natural dyes to explore their creativity and indulge their passions for the natural world of color. You will learn from their techniques and their questions within our Dye Group. In this way, you will become a part of the inner circle of artisans.
Bonus #2: This course includes 2 LIVE Zoom meetings with the group. One allows you to ask questions and gain feedback after preparing your fibers, and the other will be a chance to create your fructose vat LIVE with me. I rarely do a LIVE virtual event with the fructose vat- so this is going to be very special indeed!
Bonus #3: You will receive the full source list of course materials $40 with a special coupon from my favorite natural dye retailer, so that you receive a discount on supplies. Some items can always be substituted for what is found in nature or what you might have in stock.
It is exciting! You will create many new things. Get your questions answered, and meet many dyers from around the world. In the course of one month, you will develop a foundational skill set in working with natural dyes.