Japanese Natural Dyes

Teacher: Tyler Peterson | Date: Sat, 03.23 , 10am-3pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $165 | Materials: $30

Ai, Akane, Beni, Murasaki: Japanese names for colors and dye plants that are more familiar than one may think. Ai (indigo), beni (safflower), akane (madder), and murasaki (alkanet) are among some of the quintessential Japanese dye plants explored in this one day intensive. More info...

Students will learn about the plants and processes that have been used for centuries by Japanese dyers to impart color on cloth as Tyler Peterson guides a conversation on historic figures and traditional techniques related to Japanese dyeing. Students will work with non-toxic mordants, plant and animal fibers (cotton, silk) as well as home-grown or ethically sourced dye plants. Each participant will leave with a spectrum of naturally dyed fabric swatches, a swatch booklet, Japanese Natural Dye Craft Book and 2 finished textiles.


No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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