Plant Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes CLASS FULL
Learn how to make brilliant colors from your local environment with
natural dyer and permaculturist Deepa Natarajan. In this two-hour
workshop you will learn the basic principles of natural dyes,
mordanting, medicinal dyes, making patterns on cloth and flower
printing. You will get to take home samples in a range of colors and
fibers. No experience necessary.
Deepa has worked with plants and people at the UC Botanical Garden for
a 5 years putting on their public education programs. During this time
she cultivated her love of gardening and natural dyes. She has travelled
to South India several times during that period learning from master
dyers and teaching workshops on local natural dyes. She is currently
working with the Permacouture Institute to partner with local seed banks and tag seeds for their fiber & dye properties.
You can read about her plant adventures on her plantspeople blog here.