15. September 2018 - 10:00 till 11:30
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Natural Dyeing with Native Plants | Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, LLC | Saturday, 15. September 2018

90 minute lecture and demonstration of Natural Dyeing with focus on Native Plants
Led by Kathy Scott Bachofer
We will cover the entire process of natural dyeing

Fiber Preparation (protein and cellulose fibers) – scour and mordant

Dye Material - sourcing, harvesting, extraction and application

Post Processes – color modification, washing

Light and Wash Fastness

The Native Natural Dye class we are offering is geared towards beginners and will last about 90 minutes.   Harvesting and extraction of plants for dyes will be discussed along with a demonstration of the extraction process.   Kathy will also be bringing samples you can view of yarns dyed with native plants.  Light and wash fastness will be discussed as part of the lecture.