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THREE PLANTS AND A BUG – A NATURAL DYE CLASS with Glenna Dean
Using locally harvested Cota and Chamisa plants, and imported Cochineal insects and natural Indigo, we will dye and overdye small skeins of churro-wool yarn to achieve 8 colors suitable for tapestry weaving or colcha embroidery.
** Dyeing will take place outdoors, so students should wear long pants, hat, sunscreen if desired, and closed-toe shoes to prevent accidental burns from hot water that might spill. Cooking the dyes and then heat-dyeing the yarns take time, so students should be prepared with questions to make the best use of class time.
Materials students should provide: A sense of humor & adventure; water, snacks & lunch or visit a local take-out restaurant.
Glenna Dean holds advanced degrees in archeology and botany and is trained as an archeobotanist. Glenna’s Abiquiu Dye Studio, on the banks of the Chama River, specializes in plant dyes mostly grown or gathered in Northern New Mexico. Period dyes recreate Spanish Colonial colors on heirloom churro wool yarns for colcha embroidery, tapestry weaving, felting, knitting and crochet.
This class requires a minimum of 2 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $75 (Member $65)
Material Fee: $15
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.