Oaxacan Natural Dyes with Francisco & Laura Bautista

Date: Saturday January 15, 2022 - Sunday January 16, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Francisco & Laura Bautista
Tuition: $260
Materials: $40

Cochineal, pericón, lichen, jarilla and pomegranate: just a few examples of insects and plants used in dye techniques that date back more than 1,000 years in the indigenous Zapotec tradition. In a small village outside Oaxaca, Mexico, Teotitlan del Valle, families of weavers are practicing centuries-old textile traditions, including the careful art of extracting vibrant color from insects and local plants. We’re pleased to host Francisco & Laura Bautista, in this 2-day workshop honoring the Zapotec natural dye traditions of their homeland. Students will learn how to prepare raw wool fiber for dyeing, including specific cleaning and mordanting techniques. The Bautistas will guide the group in processing a range of traditional dye materials, with the goal of extracting vibrant and lasting colors. Students will leave with color samples from all the dyed fibers and 1 skein of naturally dyed yarn.  

This is an ideal workshop for any natural dye enthusiast, and a wonderful companion experience to Francisco and Laura’s Zapotec Weaving workshop. All materials provided. Open to all adults 16 & up.

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