Kitchen Sink Dyeing - Session 2

with Elliot McNally

Description: You can dye with common kitchen staples! Who knew? You will after taking this fun class where you'll be introduced to the concepts of natural dyeing using supplies found at your local grocery store or in your backyard. During the class, we'll:

  • learn the basics of natural dyeing - vocabulary, tools, recipes, and safety measures;
  • prepare 3 different dye baths with onion skins, avocado, and marigold or black walnut; and
  • experiment with silk, wool, and cotton fabrics and a variety of mordants (chemical additives) to extend the range of colors produced by a dye bath.

You'll leave with the recipes and samples from class to start your own dye journal plus the knowledge you need to inexpensively and safely experiment with natural dyes at home.

Elliot McNally is a special collections librarian with a background in fiber arts. For the last 10 years, she has taught bookbinding and dyeing workshops with a focus on local, ethical, and sustainable practices in Savannah, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Atlanta.

# of Participants: 5 - 15

Experience Level: All

Required Supplies: Apron. Notebook/3-ring binder (optional).

Supply Fee: $10, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Registration and Payment:

Questions? Please email or call 678-235-4328.

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Sorry, this class is sold out and registration for it is closed. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

July 28, 2018 -
July 28, 2018
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM