Acorn Dye Bath: Exploring the Natural Colors of Fall 1F23
Join us for an introduction into the world of natural dyeing and local color! Root into the energy of late Fall and use acorns and oak leaves harvested from the Eliot schoolyard to coax color onto cloth. Learn basics of natural dyeing, including making a dye bath, the mordanting process, and eco-printing with leaves, and get to know more about the mighty oaks growing just outside the door. Participants will also have a chance to play around with acorn ink on paper. Beginners and intermediate dyers welcome.
Plus $10 material fee payable in class
Maggie Ruth Haaland (she/they) is a queer natural dyer, herbalist, writer, and footbath devotee living in JP. She has studied plant medicine for ten years and has over the past few years fallen in love with the intersection of fiber and herbal medicine. Their values are rooted in softness, community, and care and they regularly facilitate natural dye workshops and introductory plant walks to help folks connect with themselves, their creativity, and the land around them. Maggie also vends her naturally dyed bandanas and herbal creations at various markets in the Boston area. Some of her teachers include Tony Lemos, Steph Zabel, and Bryonie Wise.
Fibers, natural pigments, sewing, plant medicine
Materials to bring to class:
MATERIALS: Instructor will provide all materials including treated fabrics for a fee of $10, to be paid in-class.