Beginner Online Q&A Sessions
These will be sessions for your foraging and natural dyeing questions and answers. The discussions will be limited to the process of dyeing protein fibers such as wool, silk and other animal fibers (no cotton, linen, hemp, etc., or synthetics). They are spaced out every two weeks during the height of the harvest and foraging season so that you can be working along at your own pace and check in with the group periodicallyto ask questions and get un-stuck. I'll ask that you submit your questions in advance so that I can guide the discussion and have demo materials on hand to be the most useful. I recommend that you also order the field guide book unless you are already well on your way to knowing your local dye producers. Please note that I won't be able to cover indigo dyeing in any depth in these sessions.
After purchasing the series, you'll receive a link for a free download of the basic natural dyeing instructions pdf.
Three Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30pm eastern time
August 12, August 26, and September 9
Maximum 20 people
General outline of the session topics:
Session 1: Ethical foraging, selecting and prepping fiber, WOF, mordanting
Session 2: Extracting dye from various organisms, preserving natural dyestuffs, pH modification
Session 3: Dyeing, troubleshooting unexpected results, iron for color modification
A link to the online video meeting will be sent out in the week before the first session.