Sacred Waters Retreat
Dover, Tennessee May 27 - May 29, 2022
Workshop: Herbal Eco Dye
Description: A fun and hands-on workshop where we will eco dye paper and fabric using herbs and plant material as well as a few simple food items and water.
Please bring a white or unbleached clothing item such as a scarf, wrap, t-shirt, etc. This item must be of natural material (cotton, wool, flax, linen, bamboo). You can also bring up to a yard of fabric. Please make sure this item is clean and has not been treated with fabric softener as that will prevent the dye from adhering properly.
Due to the nature of eco-dyeing, every dye batch turns out different but here are a few examples of the colours and designs you can achieve with the food dyes we will be using.
Eco dyed with pokeweed berries
Eco dyed with herbs and plant materials.
Top Row - Greens; dyed with black beans and a mordant
Bottom Row - Blues; dyed with black beans, no mordant
Top Row - Dyed with black tea
Bottom Row - Dyed with coffee
Cotton muslin bags dyed with black beans.