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Zapotec Natural Dyes Workshop hosted by WCCW

  • Women's Center for Creative Work 2425 Glover Place Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)

Our new friends at the Women's Center for Creative Work asked us to share their upcoming event: Zapotec Natural Dyes Workshop on April 14th from 10 AM - 2 PM.

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.

Check out their Facebook page for tickets and more information.

Earlier Event: April 7
Christy Matson: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Later Event: April 19
LA County Yarn Crawl