From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes
Flower blossoms, leaves, roots, bark, nuts, and even insects have been used to infuse fabric with brilliant color. The science of natural dyeing is in knowing how to harvest and process these materials and how to make dye recipes using mordant to bind color to fiber. Come experiment with us as we use dye plants from the wild, such as sumac and black walnuts. As you learn about the colors used in colonial dye pots, you can dye a small cloth bag to take home with you.
September 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30. At the History Workshop.