Natural materials have been used to produce dyes and colorants throughout much of human history. In Oaxaca, the way of learning has been passed down through generations. Join master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez to learn about the rich history of the craft in its cultural context, to make a range of richly colored dyes using natural colorants derived from the indigo, cochineal, and pericon and to apply the dyes to yarn. Each student will also have the chance to apply the incredible blue shades from indigo to cotton cloth.
This 4 hour workshop includes 1 hour of lecture on traditional Zapotecan weaving and dyes, followed by a 3 hour hands on natural dyes workshop.
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