Rubia Alchemy - Dye Experiments with Madder
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About the Event
Embark on a botanical dyeing journey with madder, an ancient red dye source from the root of the plant Rubia cordifolia. Using a little simple chemistry and perhaps a touch of magic, you will experiment with modifiers to learn how to alter your results and create several different and dramatic hues. Each person will create a booklet of fabric swatches and gain an indepth understanding of this classic dye. There will be the opportunity to pre-purchase skeins of 8 ply merino wool from Dye Happy Yarns to dye and take home for your knitting projects. Not a knitter? Opt for a silk scarf instead. Those with experience in mordanting may also wish to bring something ready to dye from home to colour in the dye bath such as a t shirt or pillow case. This is a magical workshop for dyers of all skill levels.
Madder extract and modifiers.
A selection of premordanted reclaimed fabrics including vintage remnants you can add to your crafting stash.
Materials for creating your own swatch booklet.
Tea/coffee and cake.
Please bring: Your lunch, gloves, apron, ruler and a few pens/pencils.
Optional extras for pre purchasing: Dye Happy 8 ply merino 100 grm skeins at $12 each, silk scarves at $15 each.
Available to purchase on the day - madder dye kits.
- Rubia Alchemy$120$1200$0