Natural Dyeing with Marigolds, Saturday, May 5th

Make a wonderfully naturally dyed scarf for yourself or as a great Mother’s Day gift – or bring Mom along to make her own for a fun outing together! We will be dyeing with dried Marigolds locally grown at Roots Cut Flower Farm. Each student will create a large cotton gauze scarf, dyed golden. You’ll learn about how to mordant cotton, prepare the dye and care for your naturally dyed textile. While our textiles are dyeing there will be another fiber-based project explore.

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 35 N. Queen St, Lancaster

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Kids Camp (ages 5-12)

7 Continents of Fiber Fun!, June 18-22

Create fiber arts from the seven continents including indigo dying from Asia, weaving and beadwork from the Americas, mud cloth and basketry from Africa and that’s just 3 continents! Campers will dye a t-shirt, print a tote bag, learn to weave 2 ways and much more.

8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Arts Learnign Center, 38 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA

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Teen Workshop:

Fiber Arts: Indigo Dyeing & Textile Printing, Friday, June 29th

Discover the wonderful fiber arts.  Including the magic of indigo dyeing – your textile will turn blue right before your eyes and not in the dye vat! We’ll be using Shibori or Japanese resist techniques to pattern the cloth. In addition, we’ll explore several ways of turning yarn into a textile including weaving and finger knitting.  And close our day playing with surface design by textile printing on a tote bag.

A materials fee of $16 is included in the tuition. The materials provided include a canvas tote bag to print, white cotton cloth to dye and print, yarn, and all dyes and inks.

Please bring a white cotton t-shirt from home if you wish to indigo Dye a t-shirt.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 35 N. Queen St, Lancaster

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A Day to Dye For – Naturally!, Friday, September 14

Join us for a day of exploring dyeing with locally grown plants and foraged dye material.  We will transfix color from plants many ways: through bundle dyeing – free form layering of petals and leaves, putting color on cloth by hammering using India Flints “Hapa Zome” technique and fresh leaf indigo dyeing using just harvested Indigo leaves grown in the instructor’s garden.  Fresh leaf indigo dyeing imparts a beautiful aqua color.  Natural dye essentials will be covered including mordanting, creating the dyes and care of your creations.  Students will leave with a cotton bandana, a large cotton gauze scarf (dyes pink with avocado pits), a silk scarf and a wool gauze scarf.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 35 N. Queen St, Lancaster

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Previous Classes Taught:

  • Indigo Dyeing
  • Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes
  • Textile Printing with Craft Foam
  • Oil Painting Experience
  • Art with Unconventional Materials
  • Simple Batik
  • Shibori
  • Marbling on fabric
  • Create a Sketchbook
  • Finger Painting for Adults
  • Basic Drawing
  • Color Theory