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Solar Dyeing with Alexandra Arellano

(JUNE 30) 3:00PM-7:00PM

  • $45-$60
  • Old Orchard Road

Service Description

This class will be conducted using 1 gallon glass jars. These will be provided by me, and each participant will keep it to take home, to allow the project to ferment and set to the desired color over the next few weeks/months. Whatever fabric/fiber the student wishes to dye should be able to easily move and shift about in the jar. Each workshop will dive into various sub-fields in the world of eco-dyeing (i.e. solar dyeing, bundle dyeing, open fire dyeing, dyeing with indigo, etc.). The color and dye palette that will be used in this series will range from wild-harvested, organically and sustainably grown flora and ethically procured sources. The dye pots will reflect the colors that are available to us. The participants are to bring their own natural material/fiber that is able to take the dye (Unless otherwise noted in the class description notes.). Items of natural origin are necessary, in order for the color to adhere. Vintage clothing, textiles, various sorts of wood, yarn, etc. are all great options for exploration in dyeing. Students are encouraged to bring a piece to dye each workshop that is attended. If students do not have something that they are able to dye, there will be a small curated selection of items, fabric(s) and/or fiber(s) available for an additional cost. These items will be offered as a first come, first serve basis and will range in price - according to origin, material and fiber(s). Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing that is conducive to potentially getting dirty or stained - as working with natural dyeing can stain clothing and/or surfaces. (JUNE 30) 3:00PM-7:00PM *Class sign-up necessary. Drop-ins are welcome, but attendees need to make sure the class that is scheduled - will happen - as minimum student quota must be met within 24 hours of the scheduled class. Classes that do not meet the minimum quota will be canceled.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 14 Old Orchard Rd, Buxton, ME, USA

    (207) 319-5430