In this class we will explore the various types of dyes, both native and historical, which are derived from the woody parts of plants (including roots, heartwood, and bark). Most of these dyes are considered to be light and colorfast. Many of them have fascinating histories. Please wear old clothes. Each student will go home with a notebook of samples.
- Wear old clothes.
- Small samples of their fiber medium if desired
|Class limit||12+ Students|
|Class time||3 Hours|
Instructor: Gina Levesque
Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. Gina works with natural dye stuffs, weaving, rug hooking, spinning, and traditional penny rug construction. Due to her love of the outdoors and training as a biologist, she finds the natural world to be the greatest influence on her work. She remains true to the roots of these traditional fiber arts by incorporating some recycled materials into her finished pieces. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.
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