Intro to Natural Dyes: Primary e-course
This online group course is currently closed! It will reopen some time in late Fall. Please contact me to be notified about the next group opening.
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 videos and go-through the experience of natural dyeing. In 2 videos, you will see the preparation and results of some of the dyers who participated in my Natural Dye Group. This is a hands-on dye course, and we will focus on one dye per unit.
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 iron vat
Unit 1: Introduction to Natural Dyes will be delivered after our first LIVE Q & A.
For a very limited time, until September 14th. This course is offered at a special price.
Please contact me with any questions about this dye course!
Module 1 - Intro to Natural Dyeing
- What tools and materials are needed
- How to select your fibers
- How to scour & mordant
- History of pomegranate dye
- How to dye with pomegranate
- Learn why no tannin is needed
- What Madder root is
- How to dye with Madder root to achieve reds
- Consider Madder combinations
- How to create an indigo stock
- How to tie & bind fibers: Yanagi Shibori
- Process of dyeing with a Natural Indigo Vat
Last but not least, I can not emphasize enough how unique this course is! If you have always wanted to create your own Indigo Iron 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 the group of other artists and individuals 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 our natural dye group.
Bonus #2: You will receive the full source list of supplies needed, valued at $40, although items can be substituted in come cases. You will receive an exclusive coupon code to this Dye Group from my favorite natural dye retailer, so that when you order you receive a group discount. This alone adds to the value of the course.
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 skill set in the fundamentals of natural dyes.