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Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time:9:00 - 4:00
Instructor:Kathy Sparks
Woodland Denizens – Dyeing with Lichens and Mushrooms - SOLD OUT

The woodlands around us contain a trove of natural dye materials. Typically thought of by foragers as edibles, Mushrooms can produce amazing colors. When Lichens are collected as dye stuffs, the color palette expands, containing some phenomenal colors. Dye pots will be filled with an assortment of mushrooms and lichens, the colors provided by these woodland denizens are subtle yet rich. Basic mushroom and lichen biology and ID will be shared, hunting techniques and storage means will be covered. Information on the preparation of dye materials, the use of basic mordants and an understanding of basic natural dye techniques, including those specific to Lichens and Mushrooms will provide participants with the necessary tools, enabling them to successfully produce color from some little understood members of the plant world.

PrerequisitesAll levels welcome!

Note: This workshop will be held in a heated tent.  Your hands may be in and out of water.

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Materials Info

There is a $25 material fee included in the price of registration.  It includes:  fee included all dye materials, sample fiber and handouts - Instructor will provide all supplies for the dyeing process.

Students should bring pen/pencil and paper and should wear clothing they don't mind getting dirty/dyed.

Seats Remaining -2
Workshop Fee $150.00



Other Workshops Available By Kathy Sparks
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Dyes From Nature - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/17/2019 9:00 - 4:00 150.00 MORE INFO
Spinning Oomingmak: Qiviut – The Arctic’s Treasure - 4 hr Spinning 10/20/2019 10:00 - 2:00 150.00 MORE INFO
Woodland Denizens – Dyeing with Lichens and Mushrooms - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/18/2019 9:00 - 4:00 150.00 MORE INFO

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