Natural Dye Workshop
Learn how common plants and flowers can bring natural color to your wardrobe. Dye silk scarves with beautiful patterns, from organic dappled abstracts to tie techniques. Take home a mini-skein of woolen yarn as well - the technique works for all protein fibers! You'll learn how to do the process at home, and which plants to get started in the garden. Plan to wear comfortable clothing that may get messy, as well as a sack lunch.
Students may bring:
Lunch! (The Mill is also located nearby with some small sandwich offerings)
notebook and pen for notes
an additional small item from home to dye or consult on (i.e. handkerchief, mini-skein, etc.) *MUST be silk, wool, alpaca, or angora blend*
Your workshop fee includes: 6 hours of expert instruction, dyes, 2 silk scarves, mini skein of yarn, and resource handouts. Additional dyeables are available for purchase from the instructor and from the workshop host, Makit Takit.
We are pleased to welcome Lesley Darling to the store to teach this class!
A native of Lincoln, Lesley's love of fiber has led her to sheep farms in Wales, weaving studios in Sweden, and folk schools around the US. She loves to teach beginners and advanced students in a fun, accessible manner. In addition to historical and regional knitting and weaving techniques, she works in traditional hand spinning, and locally grows and forages botanical dyes. She has worked alongside renowned knitter Nancy Bush learning Estonian techniques, dyed with Shetland's textile historian Elizabeth Johnston, and taught workshops throughout the Midwest and Appalachia.