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Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Scraps

Learn how to extract the most beautiful colors from your kitchen scraps.

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Sunday, April 14th, 12-2:30pm


The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a, Bozeman, MT

About the Workshop:

In this workshop we will be learning all about the process of natural dyeing using avocado skins, cabbage and onion skins and the use of different mordants, or dye fixatives to create vibrant lasting color. We will also play with different acidic and alkaline modifiers to alter the color and create fun prints. You will leave with your own one-of-a-kind organic cotton bandana plus scrap fabrics you will use to practice different brush techniques. You will leave this class with all the knowledge you need to start dyeing at home using your kitchen scraps! Revive an old set of dingy napkins, make your own tablecloth using leftovers or give new life to an old garment, the possibilities are endless! Let’s play!


About the Teacher:

Mariah Palmer has a background in textile arts with a BA in Clothing, Textiles and Design from the University of Idaho. Over the years she has experimented with design in many mediums, including fiber dyeing and printing, metalsmithing, sewing, web and graphic design and more. She grew up crafting with her mother and finds working with her hands a practice in mindfulness. Most recently, she runs Wilder Studio and Goods and makes her own line of fiber and clay jewelry.

Earlier Event: April 11
The Art of Mending
Later Event: May 9
Indigo Tour with Graham Keegan