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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 • 10:30am-2:00pm

Silk scarf dyed with onion skin

In this workshop, we’ll use natural materials to dye a silk scarf. Natural dyes create soft, muted shades that are universally “wearable.” Think of the joy you’ll have at being able to wear a silk scarf that you created with local materials!

Different dye techniques and materials will be available to give a variety of dye effects and color options. Dyeing does take time to get good penetration of the fabric, so plan on bringing something else to do while the your scarf is in the dyebath. You will probably want to bring a bag lunch.

Registration by Sept. 18 is REQUIRED for this workshop; some advance preparation may be required. A detailed handout will be available upon registration and posted to this website.

The instructor has a passion for natural dyes and did her senior thesis in chemistry on “The effect of mordants on natural dyes.” 
— Cost is $8 for members; $28 for non-members (become a member for $20, and take the workshop at the member price). All materials are included in the price..
— GET the handout for this workshop

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Feel free to contact the Workshop Coordinator, Dena Van Derveer if you have a suggestion for a workshop, or if you have a skill that you’d be willing to teach.
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WORKSHOPS in the past year:
March 27, 2012:
Jewelry Making & Repair
February 28, 2012: Fashion Swap
January 24, 2012:
Beautiful Cards & Valentines
November 29, 2011:
Cookie Decorating
October 25, 2011: Hypertufa
September 27, 2011: Two-Color Knitting
May 24, 2011: Got a Gadget? Share It!
April 26, 2011: Swap Meet for Gardeners
March 29, 2011:
Printing with Man-Made Materials
March 22, 2011:
Printing with Natural Materials

— But wait! There’s more! See the archives!


Corte Madera Women’s Improvement Club
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