Two Day Natural Dye + Fibre Workshop

Two day workshop for the fibre forward and fibre curious.

  • 250 Canadian dollars
  • Argenta

Service Description

Spend two days exploring the world of natural dyes and fibre. Come get your hands dirty and immerse yourself in the soils that grow the dye plants. We will use the dye plants to mark fibres with natures colour palette. On the first day we will go over the foundational elements of harvesting, growing and dyeing. We will move amongst the studio and the garden to harvest dye plants and create a dye bath with them. We will create dye baths and prep them for our second day of exploration. A garden lunch will be provided. On the second day, we will dig into the world of natural fibres and dyeing. We will process some alpaca fleece and learn about the stages required to make a skein of wool from raw fleece. We will practice dyeing cellulose and protein fibres. We will use the dye baths that we created on the first day to dye samples for a dye journal. It is recommended that you bring a journal with you. Each participant will leave with samples of cellulose and protein fibres for their dye journal and 4 organic cotton napkins. There will be additional items to dye at an added cost if that is of interest, including: organic cotton handkerchiefs, bandanas, and more. Note on food and accommodation: We will cook food together. Lunch & dinner will be provided on Saturday. Breakfast & lunch will be provided on Sunday. We will use an outdoor kitchen to provide our meals. We will eat outdoors. Camping is the accommodation. We use an outhouse at the homestead. This class recognizes the importance of working with plants through a decolonial lens & will ensure that participants think carefully about the impacts of harvesting and foraging on Sinixt Territory. Note on cancelations: *Workshop registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your workshop, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards items in the online shop. *There is no fee to switch your class as long as we are given 7 days or more notice. With less than 7 days notice, up until the day before your class begins, there is a $20+HST class transfer fee to switch your class. *If you are cancelling the day your class starts, or after your class has begun, we can still move your registration, however at this point the transfer fee will be $35+HST. *If you need to cancel or switch your class, please email us at earthborntextiles@gmail.com (notice is counted from the time you send an email). Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to learning with you!


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Contact Details

  • Argenta, BC, Canada

    2503548535

    earthborntextiles@gmail.com