Introduction to Natural Dyes: Dyes from an Urban Landscape
Cost:$85.00 per person
About this experience
Join us for an introduction to the world of natural dyes! This class will provide a special emphasis on the use of common garden plants, local ornamental trees and flowers, and even weeds.
In this 3-hour class, you will:
- Learn how to prepare dye baths with in season plants or kitchen scraps
- Explore how different fibers react to natural dyes
- Be introduced to the use of mordants
You will go home with a personalized swatch book, as well as a silk scarf that you’ve expertly dyed yourself!
Choose from the following dates by clicking the 'book now' button on the left:
- Sunday, January 28, 11am-2pm
Anneke Wilder is an artist and illustrator based in Seattle, WA. Anneke received degrees in Biology and Studio Art, as well as a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from UW. She’s participated in numerous artist residencies at the nexus of art and science and is a contributor to Hyldyr, a publication company that combines art, ecology, and folklore. She draws on her background in the sciences to create detailed watercolors that deal with themes of growth and decay—of our bodies, our culture, and our landscapes. Her work often incorporates natural pigments extracted from foraged organic matter such as plants and fungi, and this exploration allows her to connect deeply with the environments she lives and creates her work in. Check out her work at www.annekewilder.com