Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast

Teacher: Hannah Watson | Date: Sun, 07.14 , 10am-3pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $160 | Materials: $30

Salal, fireweed, twinberry & tansy ragwort: these are just a few of the diverse coastal plants that produce brilliant natural dyes. More info...

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. An exact meeting location will be emailed with more details to students one week prior to the class. 

This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course. PLEASE carefully review it!

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