WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023


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Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
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.

This class is being held in a heated tent.

Skill Level Required: None - all levels welcome.

Homework: N/A

Please email instructor with questions about workshop content:

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project.

 MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORKSHOP (for dye particles, too!)

Materials Info

There is a material fee of $30 which is included in the registration fee.  

It includes: fee includes all dye materials, sample fiber and handouts. Instructor will provide all supplies for the dyeing process Students will receive mini skeins representing all the dyes produced in the workshop.  

Students must bring: note taking supplies, appropriate dress for dyeing in October in a heated tent, and dishwashing gloves.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.

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Workshop Fee $150.00



Other Workshops Available By Kathy Sparks
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Cotton and Linen and Natural Dyes - Oh My! - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/19/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO
Flax: From the Garden to Finished Fiber Spinning 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO
It Isn't Easy Being Green - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/20/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023