We thought we’d post the following workshop to our guild series.
Dresden dyer’s guild coat of arms includes stirring and turning sticks, a reel for winding fabric, and a rake.
We felt it appropriate this season to begin a workshop series in different studio/workspaces and give each
its own little dyer’s guild.
MAX CAPACITY: 12 students
TIME: 10-4 (we will take a break in the afternoon-food nearby, kitchen space in shop.)
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP: Pay ahead using paypal and send payment to
email@example.com, and in an email, RSVP your name and we will send you a waiver and
release of liability to sign before workshop.
Queen Elizabeth in Tyrian Purple (mollusk) and below; Shakespeare’s Globe Theater today.
We have been working on some swatches. Making lots of over dye swatches with beautifully knitted fibers.
Checkout http://www.admknitting.com/ who we have collaborated with on the swatches.
Gain a hands-on understanding of the processes involved in using plant material to create naturally dyed fabrics.
Workshop includes lecture and demonstration of using raw plant materials to make madder root red and marigold
yellow. Leave workshop with a handkerchief or bracelet.
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are super excited that our first year of growing our madder root has turned out a success! Madder root is
what the red coats used for their red. It makes an alizarin red or a Turkey Red. The root is what is used for
harvesting as a dye. Patience is a virtue though, as it takes 2-3 years to mature into usable dye.
Just found this book at the Book Trader’s in olde city and am excited to read it!!