Seasonal Natural Dyes

with Perennial

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5 | 1 review

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Natural dyes are a beautiful and sustainable way to bring color to textiles. In this workshop, you’ll learn to create dye baths from plants grown by local artist Allana Ross.


Participants will learn how to process plants to create hand-dyed fabrics of various colors. Participants will leave with a test strip from each dye bath to keep for future reference. Please bring in one to two items from home to dye (a scarf, small shirt, or thin skirt) made of 100% natural fibers (white cotton, silk, or wool), or use provided salvaged fabric.


Materials Saved from the Landfill: Natural Fibers

What to Bring

Natural fabrics for dyeing, such as a white cotton, silk, wool or linen napkin, shirt or tote bag.

What's Provided

Dye materials, pots, hot plates, fabrics

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Perennial

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Melissa M.
    Reviewed on 10/03/18

    This class is totally laid back in an amazing space. (When I collect all the things that Perennial has to offer I’m a “horder” but when they do it, it’s artsy upcycling and wonderful. Darn double standards. ) Anyway, I was a little nervous that this would be difficult and I wouldn’t be able to dye at home without specialty equipment or ingredients, but Allana taught us that all you really need is the right plant/flower/veggie, a big pot of water, and some natural fibers to dye...and maybe a handful of rusty objects- but you’ll learn more about that when you take the class! This was a fantastic class!

    This class is totally laid back in an amazing space. (When I collect all the things that Perennial has to offer I’m a “horder” but when they do it, it’s artsy upcycling and wonderful. Darn double standards. ) Anyway, I was a little nervous that this would be difficult and I wouldn’t be able to dye at home without specialty equipment or ingredients, but Allana taught us that all you really need is the right plant/flower/veggie, a big pot of water, and some natural fibers to dye...and maybe a handful of rusty objects- but you’ll learn more about that when you take the class! This was a fantastic class!

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