Natural Dyes from Various Woods

Natural Dyes from Various Woods


Friday Morning 9-12.

In this class we will explore the various types of dyes, both native and historical, which are derived from the woody parts of plants (including roots, heartwood, and bark). Investigations will be made into what the best method is for each to extract the maximum amount of dye. Most of these dyes are considered to be light and colorfast. Many of them have fascinating histories. Please wear old clothes. Each students will go home with a notebook and a ring of samples.

Instructor: Gina Levesque

Materials Fee: $15 (payable to to instructor day of class).
Includes information folder, samples, all materials used in class.

What to bring: N/A

Capacity: 12

Instructor Biography: Artist Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. Gina works with natural dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning, and traditional penny rug construction. She has been dyeing with natural materials and researching their history for over twenty years. Gina has taken (and taught) many natural dye workshops throughout the country. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.

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