Mapping Color: Ecoprinting with Plants - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Kristine Vejar
What plants grow in your garden, or in your neighborhood? What flowers and trees do you see out hiking in the Oakland and Berkeley Hills? More than one may be a dye plant!
Throughout the history of making garments, people have used a variety of techniques to mark their clothing as their own. You can use natural dyes to record a history of where you've been, what you've seen, and where you're going.
In this class, we'll discuss which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found. We'll talk about using your clothing as a map for your life - and we'll dive in and do some dyeing! Students will learn how to use whole dyestuffs to eco-print on a variety of fabric types.
Each student will receive a Mapping Color Kit that comes with the class. The kit includes:
- Silk scarf, linen fabric, and wool flannel fabric, prepared for dyeing
- Dye plants
Students have the option of dyeing additional silk scarves! If you would like to dye more scarves, please add them to your cart below. You must pre-order at least a week in advance, so we have time to prepare it for dyeing.
Flowers with be provided to print with but please feel free to bring some flowers from your garden to experiment with!
No experience required.
NOTE: Class is held in our outside studio. Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.
1 session / 3 hours
Cost: $145 (includes kit)
Date: Coming soon!
Kristine Vejar is a natural dyer, teacher, and founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm. Her work is a culmination of knitting and sewing lessons learned from her Grandmother, her time spent with nomadic embroiderers in the Great Rann of Kutch, India, and her life natural dyeing in California. Her first book, The Modern Natural Dyer (Abrams 2015), was released in October 2015.