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Rubia Alchemy - Dye Experiments with Madder

Explore the potential of Madder, an ancient natural plant source that yields many enticing hues in the spectrum of red.
Rubia Alchemy - Dye Experiments with Madder

Time & Location

Time is TBD
Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand

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. You will finish the day by dyeing a silk or merino scarf to take home. This is a magical workshop for dyers of all skill levels.

What's included:

Madder extract and modifiers. Instruction booklet. Blank scarf.

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 (GF).

Please bring: Your lunch, gloves, apron, ruler and a pens/pencils.

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