Plant dyes that include tannic acid can produce colors in the range of warm neutrals, from yellows to reddish shades and browns. Not only does this subtle and soft palette embody the unique beauty of natural hues, the role of tannin is special in it’s ability to reduce color fading of the dyed object. In this introductory workshop you'll study and experiment with a narrow range of plant dyes: the “tannins”. Many plant dyes have the soluble astringent complex known as tannin present, such as cutch and black walnut. You'll work with fresh plant material as well as dye powders and extracts.
Friday & Saturday, November 2 & 3
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Amy Putansu
Fee: $198 + materials