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Bundle Dyeing with The Dogwood Dyer

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We're thrilled to offer an all-day, immersive workshop with local educator and natural dye expert Liz Spencer! Her workshop will introduce us to the colorful world of natural dye plants, many of which are dual purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties.

In the spirit of our Summit's theme, we'll learn Liz's water-wise, mess-free technique of bundle dyeing. Liz will also dive into the techniques and actions that set her practice apart from other natural colorists, with a focus on sustainability, working with local plants, and environmental resiliency. Natural dye basics such as mordanting, extraction, and historical context will also be covered. Liz promises we'll be amazed at the colors attainable with natural substances!

Each of us will leave with bundle dyed compositions on a variety of natural fabrics, resources lists, and an instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. No previous dyeing experience necessary.

Earlier Event: September 15
Religious Textiles of Southeast Asia Lecture
Later Event: September 16
Mending as Metaphor / Mending Circle