For All Levels
Learn the secrets of working with natural dyes with Jeanine Ertl: Weaver, Natural Dyer, Teacher, and owner of ANINI Designs, a local textile business in the Southern California mountains. Jeanine is committed to working with others to learn about Weaving, Natural Dyes and Shibori Technique, as a way to expand our own experiences, self-exploration, and growth. She creates modern, nature-inspired handwoven and hand-dyed textiles that speak in conversation with, for, and in support of our amazingly rich, diverse, ever inspiring environment.
This 4-hour session will introduce students to the basics of working with natural dyes while creating three hand-dyed, natural fiber scarves to take home with you. We’ll get you comfortably started exploring the vast world of natural dye so you can go home and refresh your own items with color from nature! Students will receive an instruction booklet, 3 natural fiber scarves to hand-dye (choice of chiffon silk, habotai silk, or bamboo rayon); & samples from each natural dye pot.