Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

Growing Color Symposium, Asheville, NC

March 27-30, 2018 - Natural Dye Study

Aya Fiber Studio, Martin County, FL

This class will be an in-depth look at natural dye processes for both cellulose and silk with an emphasis on sustainable practice. During the workshop we will investigate the mordanting and dyeing of cellulose for even immersion dyeing. This will include the use of tannins and mordant options. Silk will be dyed using a traditional mordant and also a middle-mordant process.Also, participants will explore printing with natural dyes using both mordant printing and direct application of dyes.

April 19, 2018 - Lecture: Making a Case for Natural Dyes

Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

April 20-22, 2018 - Workshop: Weaving Fabrics for Cross Dyeing - Naturally

Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

April 27-28 - Workshop: Indigo Print and Discharge

Cloth Fiber Workshop, Asheville, NC

June 8-9 - Knitting Getaway Natural Dye Workshop

Shakerag Workshops, Sewannee, TN

June 10-16, 2018 - Natural Dye: A Focus on Protein Fibers

Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN

June 17-23, 2018 - Natural Dye: A Focus on Cellulose Fibers and Printing

Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN

June 27- July 1, 2018 - Workshop: Natural Dye

International Shibori Symposium, Nagoya, Japan

August 2-4, 2018 - Workshop: Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat

Crooked Tree, Michigan

September 12, 2018 - Lecture: Science and Art: A Textile Collaboration (with Joy Boutrup)

Maiwa, Vancouver, BC, CA

September 13-15, 2018 - Workshop: Natural Dye-Observation and Understanding (with Joy Boutrup)

Maiwa, Vancouver, BC, CA

September 16-7, 2018 - Workshop: Indigo Printing and Discharge (with Joy Boutrup)

Maiwa, Vancouver, BC, CA

September 20-22 - Textile Society of America Conference

Textile Society of America Conference, Vancouver, BC, CA

October 10-12 - Workshop: Woven Shibori and the Organic Indigo Vat

Vermont Weaver’s Guild, Randolph, VT

October 13 - Lecture: From Plain Weave to Jacquard: A Journey Through Textiles

Vermont Weaver’s Guild, Randolph, VT

June 9-21, 2019 - Natural Dye Workshop (with Joy Boutrup)

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina