Natural Dye and Tapestry Workshop

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Natural Dye and Tapestry Workshop

195.00

Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes and weaving.  All around us, there are plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors.  Whether its onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, goldenrod picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dye such as indigo and cochineal that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, students will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant. 

As long as humans have been using plants to dye we have been weaving those fibers into clothing, tapestries and functional goods.  Students will learn several tapestry weaving techniques such as hatching, supplemental weft, Rya knots and more on table top looms. 

When: Saturday, Oct 15 from 2pm - 5pm: 
focus on dyeing experiments and communal yarn

Sunday, Oct 16 from 10am - 1pm: 
full class of weaving instruction. Each student is provided with a loom, one warp, weaving fiber, and a tapestry needle, and netting shuttle.  

Where: Where:  The Vat Shack, Joseph Floyd Manor  2106 Mt Pleasant St, Charleston, SC 29403

The workshop is $195 and includes all materials and loom.  

 

This organization is in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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