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Natural Dyeing - Pigments from Botanicals 1S22

Explore the power of plant material to create beautiful, lasting pigments.

Students will get an overview of working with plants including how to mordant fibers to get the best results.

We will explore a rainbow of color including madder, lac, brazilwood, marigold and more. Learn about what plants you can grow yourself or get at the supermarket. What is the difference between natural dyeing processes and synthetics? 

*This class will have a kit fee that includes all the dyestuffs, a handout and fiber. 

Amy Lou Stein

amy Lou stein

Amy Lou Stein is an artist, educator, and the proprietor of Craftwork Somerville.  She is a lifelong learner in the study of herbalism and the power of plants.  Amy Lou creates textiles, jewelry, and botanical products that can be found at various local art/craft markets.

Mixed Media
Materials to bring to class:

Materials will be provided by instructor for $30 fee.