Natural Dye Workshop

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Saturday October 26

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


In this two hour workshop you will learn about the ancient practice of naturally dyeing fabrics using California native and non-native plants that offer beautiful color expressions as dyes.

We will discuss how to sustainably gather plants to use for dyeing from your backyard garden to kitchen waste. Participants will get the chance to naturally dye a silk scarf with a plant based dye and will take home their naturally dyed scarf along with knowledge on how to naturally dye fabrics.

Allison Alford will lead us through the workshop and share from her art practice of natural dyeing. Allison graduated from Claremont Graduate University with a Master of Fine Arts, and co-founded Next of Kin Studio, a boutique studio connecting people to nature through plant-dyed products and workshops. She also teaches natural dyeing at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.

$15 materials fee can be paid directly to Instructor at class