WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 18, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:Kathy Sparks

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.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Absolute Beginner




NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 



THIS WORKSHOP IS HELD IN A HEATED TENT.  Your hands may be in and out of water throughout the session.



Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $40 will be collected by the instructor via cash, check day of workshop OR epayment via PayPal or Venmo, but a collection fee will be added if using electronic payment.  It includes:   the use of all equipment and supplies as well as handouts. Students receive a set of class mini skeins of all colors produced in this workshop

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  wear clothing they do not mind getting dye on. Masks and protective gloves will be provided but students may bring their own.

NOTEThere is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


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Workshop Fee $135.00



Other Workshops Available By Kathy Sparks
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
SEEING RED Dyeing 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO
WEIGHTED IN THE PAST - WARP WEIGHTED LOOM WEAVING Weaving 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO
WOODLAND DENIZENS Dyeing 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024