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. 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.
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.
- Rubia Alchemy$150$1500$0