in person workshops -

Green Summer Series with IS183 in Stockbridge, MA

please click the links to learn more and sign up

Dyeing The Rainbow — July 9 & 10

A rainbow of color is hidden within your garden flowers. Students will create a palette of plant dyed fabric swatches utilizing IS183’s dye garden, as well as foraged finds from the property. Expand your palette with modifiers, like vinegar, on your final project: a yard of silk. Foraging will take place near the start of class, rain or shine!

Bundle Dyeing: Flower Prints On Silk — August 7

Using real flowers, create permanent, colorful prints on two 21”x21” silk neckerchiefs. Flowers and steam combine in a process called bundle dyeing to imprint abstract, watercolor-esque markings on silk. Students will be provided with two silk neckerchiefs to create two different color ways. Foraging will take place near the start of class, rain or shine!

Natural Dyeing With Extracts — August 21

Color mixing with natural dyes is not the same as using your Crayola crayons. Yellow plus blue does not always equal green. Using ancient natural dye extracts (like a madder root, cochineal, and weld) create a palette of colors to use as a base for further mixing with other natural dyes (like pomegranate, logwood and alkanet). An introductory foray into natural dye color formulas.

video workshops -