Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Introduction to Natural Dyeing


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Course Fee: $100 
Non-refundable Materials Fee: $45

TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 16+)
LOCATION: Building 324C, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

Humans have been extracting pigment from plants, animals, and fungi for thousands of years. Natural dyeing is a fun way to connect with your environment, expand your garden, utilize food waste, and connect with our shared cultural histories while exploring the range of colors that the natural world can provide.

This class will provide you with the basics of natural dyeing and provide best practices for preparing your fibers. We will explore techniques like eco printing with fresh flowers, mordant painting, and immersion dyeing in this workshop. Come away with a set of napkins and a silk scarf. 

All materials and supplies are provided with the materials fee.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Emily Tzeng is a farmer and natural dyer in the Puyallup River Valley. She grows a wide range of dye plants to use with the fiber from her flock of heritage breed sheep. Emily grew up on the rural Maryland Eastern Shore and went to architecture school in Houston, Texas before moving to Washington to work on small farms. While working at a vegetable farm, she started to grow natural dye plants to complement her renewed interest in fiber arts. A small flock of sheep soon arrived and it was only natural to start a botanically dyed farm yarn line! She loves showing others the magic of plant pigments. 

Artist website: Emily Tzeng, @localcolorfarmandfiber

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