Gathering Color with Kathy Hattori
Time & Location
About the Event
'This class teaches the basics of dyeing with traditional raw, natural dyestuffs from ancient times, Students will learn about common local dye plants plus recipes and procedures for naturally dyeing at home. All yarn will be provided and students will leave class with enough naturally dyed yarn for a small project.
Please dress for the weather in comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes that you can get dirty (hint: flip flops are not a great idea). We will be walking along the trails of the sanctuary. We will be outside most of the day, so protect with sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. A water bottle for hydration is a great idea.
Please park in the main parking area at the Long Pasture Visitor Center at 345 Bone Hill Rd. Cummaquid Ma.
Check in at the visitor center.
What to Bring
A pair of long gloves thick enough to withstand hot dye baths.
A 5 gallon bucket and garden clippers or old scissors for gathering dyestuffs.
Some ziplock bags to take your wet yarns home
A roll of paper towels or some towels for any spills
Containers such as a 2-liter bottles with a tightly fitting top so you can take home surplus dye baths.
Lunch, beverage and snack.
A notebook and pen
Skill Level: Beginner. No experience necessary. Students should be able to bend, twist, lift, walk and carry heavy buckets of water, dye pots and wet yarns. Appropriate for ages 16+