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Painting with Natural Dyes

Using only nature's bounty you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing at Saddle Rock Gardens in Malibu with The Dogwood Dyer.
Using locally foraged plants, organic homegrown dyestuffs and natural extracts you will gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth. The dogwood dyer will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and light fast results with natural dyes and share her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resists, outlining the whole process from plant to painted composition.

Most everyone has had to donate or downcycle garments or linens at some point due to everyday wear, spills, accidents and laundry mishaps. Following the dye techniques from this class, you can mask unsightly stains using the coloring power of plants. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful colors while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body. No prior knowledge on textiles or dyes is required. Participants will leave with their own original painting compositions on various natural materials, as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye painting techniques and recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home.

***There will also be an optional wine tasting if you like after the workshop! The wine tasting is an additional $17.

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Earlier Event: September 8
Garden Dinner
Later Event: September 14
Farmers Hike & Harvest