Intro to Natural Dyes: Primary e-course
Our next online group course will starting mid-January 2021. Registrations are OPEN- for 1 more week!
This is self-paced course with LIVE group meetings for support, connection, and feedback.
This online course is a natural dyers dream come true! Learn about Natural Dyes through this exciting e-course Introduction to Natural Dyes.
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.
Now you can explore the magical world of natural dyes in a meaningful way. In this course, you will work with 3 fundamental dyes and understanding the associated processes, such as mordanting, mordanting with tannin and scouring.
In this 4 unit course, natural dyer, Hilary L Hahn guides you through dye-stuffs: The hues of golden pomegranate, vermilion madder root, and indigo blue hues makes this course a study in the primary colors of the world of natural dyes. I believe these 3 dye-stuffs to be essentials because of the colors they yield and the endless possibilities of overlays and over-dyes.
If you would like to gain experience working with authentic dyes that can be colorfast and lightfast, then this is the course for you. 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 energy of our group and see the prep & results of some of the dyers who participated in my Natural Dye Group. 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.
Read more to find out what is 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.