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Natural Dyes: Primaries to the Rainbow with Sarah Tremaine

September 10 @ 8:00 am 4:30 pm

Natural dyes are naturally harmonious because they are composed of complex mixes inherent in plant material. This workshop will introduce you to using primary colors to achieve a rainbow of naturally vibrant color for your fiber and fabric projects. Different students will use different materials for developing their rainbow, giving us all a glimpse of even greater diversity of colors available.

You will take home a host of color swatches/samples AND I will include an opportunity for you to dye either a short-sleeve t-shirt or up to a yard of fabric as your final project with your own favorite natural dye (details after sign up). Students will also have a special opportunity to access my online natural dye course, to support you after the workshop & open even more natural dye lessons. It should be an exciting day!

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Questions: Email programs@cvfg.org.

Location: In-person at Sunset Farm Studio in Crozet.

Skill Level: This is a fast paced class, fine for beginning dyers who embrace complexity and experienced dyers who want to expand their palate into natural dyes.

Cost: $130 members / $140 non-members.
Materials Fee: $40, paid to instructor in class.

Class Size: Max 10 students

Things to bring: Apron, notebook for notes, fabric (1yd max) or t-shirt you’d like to dye (I will provide video instructions on how to prepare this for the workshop & a few other things), a bag lunch.

About Sarah: Sarah Tremaine is a textile artist creating wearable art. Her work seeks to transform our relationship with what we wear by designing and hand-making non-toxic, sustainably made wearable art, using local and organically grown materials, when possible. She applies the techniques of nuno felting and natural dyeing to create one-of-a-kind seamless, reversible felted garments. She designs and hand makes garments by wet felting the finest merino roving and other natural fibers into silk fabric to create versatile tops, tunics, dresses and skirts, that are strong, lightweight and soft. She uses natural dyes for her materials; the colors are rich, complex, long lasting and inherently harmonious. She designs and creates garment styles that are simple so that the handmade textiles and surface designs are the focus of the art pieces. All of her work is grounded in her science background, inspired by the ever changing beauty of nature and a passion for environmental sustainability. Visit Sarah’s website at www.sarahtremaine.com. Find her classes at learn.sarahtremaine.com, Instagram @SarahTremaineDesign.

Sign up here – the deadline to sign up is September 3, 2022 at 6 p.m. EDT:

5026 Jones Mill Rd
Crozet, Virginia 22932 United States
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