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Natural Dye Studio - Grass Valley/Nevada City

 creating color magic over steaming dye vats

creating color magic over steaming dye vats

Learn about our local and biodiverse color palette while experimenting with seasonal dye baths. Join us for a day of fun and discovery – as we explore the art and science of natural dyes!

In this open level workshop participants will learn everything they need to start their own dye kitchen at home. We will create and experiment with at least 4 dye baths from native and non-native plants, kitchen compost, mushrooms and more. 

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We will introduce preparing, mordanting and modifying fibers and how to extract color from natural dyestuffs.  Shibori inspired design techniques such as folding, clamping and tying will also be introduced.

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Students will receive 2 silk scarves, a swatch book with samples of all the colors we make (an essential tool for any natural dyer), and the knowledge of how to start dye projects at home.

 photo by veena @ mycopigments workshop

photo by veena @ mycopigments workshop


Cost: $125 (all materials included)

To Reserve a place:

send a $50 deposit

via paypal to info.slowbeautyway@gmail.com

            Or CASH to Mia

Balance due upon arrival.

$15 discount for registration by September 12th

Sign up with a friend and you both save $10

Only one discount applies. : )

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 all photos taken by Nenah Bondhi @o0nenah0o (unless otherwise noted)

all photos taken by Nenah Bondhi @o0nenah0o (unless otherwise noted)

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vest felting workshop