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Natural Dyeing for Beginners: October 22 & 23, 2022

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Instructor: Katelin Karbonic

Dates: Saturday, October 22 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
Sunday October 23, 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
Water, coffee, and tea are available - Lunch is not provided. 

About this Workshop: 

This is an introduction to the process of natural dyeing. We will cover selecting and preparing fibres for dyeing, including scouring, mordanting, and preparing dye baths. Participants will choose between one of three dyestuffs (madder, logwood, and cutch) and dye two skeins of yarn (one silk and one wool). We will close the workshop by discussing how to incorporate naturally dyed textiles into our respective making practices.

We will be covering the following techniques:

  • How to select and prepare yarn for natural dyeing
  • Scouring & mordanting
  • Preparing & using a dye bath
  • Health & safety when using natural dyes
  • How to use naturally dyed materials once they are finished

Workshop Materials & Equipment: (all included)

*Please wear clothes you can dye in and comfy shoes! 

    About the Instructors:

    Katelin Karbonik is an expert sewist and dyer that has been working with natural dyes for over 14 years. Katelin is passionate about creating natural colour on textiles and loves sharing her knowledge. Katelin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for all things textile has taken her to some incredible places over the past several years! She just finished an MA in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, where her final project included a detailed hand-sewn reconstruction of a medieval pourpoint (doublet).

    Experience: No experience needed! 

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