Join Hanahlie Beise from Hinterland to explore the magic and history of natural dyes. There are thousands of dye materials available in nature. In this class we will use Cochineal, Indigo, Fustic, and Pomegranate. Hanahlie has studied natural dyes in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has held a series of workshops in both Oaxaca and in Victoria over the past two years. The goal for this class is to achieve a rainbow of colours on wool fibres. You’ll learn how and why we mordant fibres prior to dyeing, how to make an extract, and how to safely dye fibres. Plus, you go home with all of the recipes and instruction to make it all again later.
Classes run from 9 – 4 pm daily. Studios are open after hours.
Course cost: $285 Supply fee: $10 All supplies are provided
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks. Prices are in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes.
HANAHLIE BEISE is a textile designer and fibre artist based in Victoria. For over five years, she has been raising alpacas for their fibre and producing yarn under the brand name Hinterland. With a global network of designers and collaborators, she creates knitwear patterns with Hinterland Yarn, which she sells online. As the growing farm business evolves, Hanahlie studies and practices the tradition of natural dye, teaching workshops locally and in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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