Natural Dyes are super-popular right now, and for all the right reasons!

And ’tis the season to learn to dye with plentiful acorns + galls!  Learn the secrets of working natural dyes with Jeanine Ertl: Weaver, Natural Dyer, Teacher, and Owner of ANINI Designs, a local textile business in the southern California mountains. 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.

At this experiential 2-hour workshop you’ll learn the basics of dyeing with both Acorns and Galls, ancient dye-stuffs native to Southern California. You’ll also learn to Shibori dye 2 gorgeous natural fiber fabric pieces, ready to experiment more at home with the bounty of the season.

• Instruction on Acorn and Gall Dye Prep
• Instruction on basic Shibori Technique
• 2 Natural Fiber Fabric Pieces to Shibori + Dye
• Fabric Samples from each Natural Dye Vat

Date: Sunday November 7, 2021
Location: Ilan-Lael Center, Julian, CA
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $100 (tools and materials will be provided)
Instructor: Jeanine Ertl