Become a Home Natural Dyer

Create local natural dyes on natural fabrics in your own Kitchen

April 22—May 20

Registration opens April 1

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

At the end of this four week course, you'll have learned all the skills necessary to safely and confidently practice natural dyeing in your own kitchen.

  • How to prepare your fabric for beautiful, lasting color

  • What plants in your own yard are good for dyeing

  • To make dyes, dye fabric & up-cycle things in your home

  • How to create your own Dye Journal for year-round color

Schedule for the Workshop:
Week 1: April 22nd 11-12:30 - Core Dyeing Skills                         Live on line class**, Welcome & Dye demo

 

Week 2: April 29th 11-12:30 - Plant Types & Local Plants                 Live on line - Q&A, Dye demo & Preview of next week   
 

Week 3: May 6th 11 - 12:30 - How to Shift the Color of your Dyes    Live on line - Recap, Q&A, Preview of next week
 

Week 4: May 13th 11-12:30 - Mixing Dyes & Final Project              Live on line - Recap, Q&A, Dye Demo & Preview
 

Last Meeting:  May 20th 11-12:30  - Celebration!                          Recap of Workshop, Q&A, Show & Tell, Carrying on at Home
 

** All live classes will be recorded & available for later re-watching.

Workshop Structure:

  • 4 Weeks of lessons, including 10 video demonstrations with step-by-step instructions & supporting materials

  • Create 10 of your own local natural dyes

  • Lessons for the coming week will be posted after each live class

  • Scale up to a larger dye & hand-dye something special as a final project

  • Make a Dye Journal with over 100 sample swatches

  • 5 live zoom classes (90 min), featuring 3 live demonstrations AND

  • Online community for questions and feedback from Sarah & classmates, between the live sessions

Testimonials

Paula

The pre-workshop materials were very comprehensive. It was great to have additional resources! Sarah’s teaching was very organized and concise with demonstrations. The class handouts were very helpful and the pace was great!

Brielle

I had the best time attending one of Sarah's  dye workshops. Sarah is a great teacher, she explains things well and invites you to observe every part of the process. The loveliness of the workshop still lingers for me and has inspired me to continue incorporating dyeing into my life.

Kit

Sarah is a great teacher! I was able to create four lovely silk scarves during a one-day workshop. She provided written instructions and supply sources so that we could easily continue with our new skills at home.I’m looking forward to her online classes!