Lichen Dyes

Teacher: Cheshire Mayrsohn | Date: Sat, 03.16 , 11am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $160 | Materials: $15
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Lichens are mysterious organisms dotting the urban and natural landscapes all around us! Join botanist and fiber artist Cheshire Mayrsohn for a day in the studio and learn how to find, identify and ethically harvest lichens for natural dyeing. More info...

Students will explore processing a variety of common local lichens to yield a rainbow of colors - pink, orange, yellow, blue and lilac - for dyeing wool and protein fibers. Cheshire will guide students in preparing dye baths, mordanting fabric, and altering dye colors by shifting pH. Students will leave class with a set of wool samples, dye cards, a comprehensive booklet covering the process of lichen dyes, and a better understanding of and appreciation for lichens!

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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