Bioregional Plant Dyes Intro Course with Kristin Morrison
Join us for a special hands on introductory natural dye class with local artist Kristin Morrison. This natural dye class will be focused on those plants that are native to Southern California, can be foraged or grown easily in our climate. The course will focus on low water, low energy preparations including how to start a solar dye vat and preserve your dye by tincturing for longer term use. Students will learn about which bio-regional plants give color, how to process them into dye and prep fibers for “light-fastness”. Focus will be on giving students the skills to work on their own, identify tried and true plant dyes, and how to use minimal water.
More about the Artist: "I am an artist whose medium, natural dyes, is the primary focus of my work. I use natural dyes as a medium for dyeing and printing textiles, installation, my own apparel line KAM Textiles. Most importantly I work with plant dyes and local fibers as a conceptual vehicle to demonstrate how we are all connected to the natural world. Some of my past and current work involves dyeing for other brands, teaching, and collaborating with organizations such as and LA Fibershed and The Ecology Center, where I lead our Handmade Maker’s Market each fall. Over the past two years, I have been focused on being a mother to Ocean, while growing food and dye plants in our garden, surfing and doing yoga whenever possible and working on a new iteration of my brand to be launched fall 2017. Stay tuned!"
Date: Saturday, October 21st from 12-4pm
Skill requirements: This workshop is geared towards beginners.
Materials & Take away: Students will leave with a watercolor dye chart, yarn swatch library and a Shibori dyed handkerchief.
Tickets: Workshop is $110 per person and tickets can be found at www.kristinambermorrison.com