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Black Walnut Dye Workshop with Emi Joyce
October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants. One of the most simple natural dyes, black walnut transforms into a beautiful, warm lovely brown.
October is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants. One of the most simple natural dyes, black walnut transforms into a beautiful, warm lovely brown. There will be two dye bathes. One is readymade which is prepared a week ahead. Participants will make another one during the workshop. At the beginning, we will walk down the street and forage walnuts, then bring them back and SMASH! the husks. You can choose which pot you want to dip your material. We will experiment and see the color differences! One tea towel (approx 28” x 28”) is included with the cost and you will learn a quick Itajime Shibori technique. You can purchase more tea towels or Thai raw silk scarf from the instructor. This class is located in the instructor’s backyard, recently certified Gold as a Backyard Habitat. During the workshop she will talk about native plants, Portland local dyeable plants, and common dyeable plants which you can grow in your backyard, as time allows. This workshop is a part of Portland Textile Month in October 2018 and links directly to a seminar at Textile Hive, Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes . This is Portland’s first ever Textile Month with many interesting events already planned, and more to come. Follow the links provided for more details. Unfortunately, this event has sold out. We apologize for the inconvenience but there are other natural dyes workshops that have available space during Portland Textile Month. Cost: $35 Click here to register: Eventbrite
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