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Natural Dyes: Rendering Color From Kitchen Scraps

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

In-person class at BBG

Natural dyes can be created from scraps you might send to your compost pile. Learn about the techniques and processes that allow you to render beautiful color from kitchen scraps. This class with fiber artist Nicole Campanale will cover the basics of natural dyeing. Participants will work with wool and cotton and bring home samples of their work. Learn how to prepare fabric for dyeing and dyes themselves. Experiment using different mordants, over-dyeing and resist techniques. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook in which to record their process and results.

Nicole Campanale began her training in art and gardening over 10 years ago. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she studied weaving and natural dyeing. Gardening was a summer job that turned into an enduring love of plants. Over the past 10 years Nicole has taught natural dyeing and other fibers classes in local schools and children's programs. She has worked with several of the area’s most accomplished gardeners in public and private gardens and continues to work locally as a gardener and garden designer. She has a studio in New Marlborough where she grows dye plants and designs and creates textile goods using natural dyes.

Advance registration is required.

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