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NATURAL DYE TEXTILES WORKSHOP: Kathy Green & Shelby Joiner

Forage and formulate your own natural textile dyes using unusual materials like tea bags and avocado pits. Join Telluride fabric guru Kathy Green at her indoor/outdoor studio to experiment with various natural and eco-dyeing techniques. Using a variety of natural dyes, mordants and color changers, students will be able to experiment and create a number of different results. Students will be asked to bring some foraged plants and kitchen scraps with them on the first day (think tea bags and avocado pits). Then, after Monday’s class, the group will supplement their dyeing options by taking a foraging walk to collect more natural materials. Find out what rust, tea and more natural colorants can create. Tuition fees include six silk scarves; students are also welcome to bring their own items to dye. There will be additional scarves, as well as cotton and silk fabric, available for purchase during class.

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