Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast with Lauren Goding
Teacher: Lauren Goding
Salal, fireweed, twinberry & tansy ragwort: these are just a few of the diverse coastal plants that produce brilliant natural dyes. This one-day workshop leads students on a tour of natural colors found in the plants of the Oregon coast with hands-on lessons in plant harvesting, processing, fiber preparation, and of course, dyeing! We will use non-toxic mordants, plant and animal fibers (cotton, wool, and silk) to create a journal of swatches and samples, recording the summer colors of Oregon Coast. Students will also take home a dyed silk scarf and cotton bandana. This workshop is held outdoors, rain or shine on a private property in Nehalem, OR.
No previous experience necessary. Plan to be outside during the workshop. Open to students 16 & up.
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