Autumnal Color: Dyeing with Nature

Thursday, November 8, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Kristy Bishop Studios

Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes.  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, cochineal or madder root that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, participants will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant. 

Cost:  $75, includes all dyes and fabric swatches. Participants are more than welcome to bring personal items as well.

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Intro to Indigo

Coming this Fall, Dates TBA

Kristy Bishop will be leading an introductory workshop on indigo.  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of this dye plant as it pertains to South Carolina, the chemistry of a vat, have the chance to dye some sample pieces using shibori tie dye methods.  The class fee includes access to indigo, studio tour, 4 12" cotton sample fabric for dyeing, and the option to dye 8 oz worth of personal material.   This is family friendly event.