Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Permacouture: Dinner To Dye For Workshop
A couple weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to attend one of Permacouture's natural fabric dyeing workshops. The Dinner to Dye For workshop is a unique type of workshop because it's practical, intimate and social. You learn about how to use plants to make natural dye, very simply and gently. I explored dyeing with dock root, fig leaves, nettles, onion skins and saffron on tussah silk and wool. We explored different mordants as well. Then you go on a little walk around the farm garden and talk about plants and foraging. By the time you get back, the table is set for a lovely group meal with foods prepared with the same variety of plants we used for dyeing. Beautifully organized by Katelyn and her team...a very lovely day out...I met some really nice people. I highly recommend it.
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