Join artist Monique Crabb in an exploration of extracting color from local botanicals and other natural dyes by hammering, immersion dyeing, and bundle steaming. Participants will learn how each extraction process works and how to modify colors with alkaline and metallic salt—all while experimenting with different plants and layouts to create individual designs.
Local flowers have been donated by Hillen Homestead, an urban farm in Baltimore. The cost of the class covers all materials including one silk scarf and a mallet. Some small fabric samples of various fiber content have been added free of charge for dye sampling. Additional scarves are available on site for purchase.
The class will be held on October 2, and will run from 11am - 2pm. Class size is limited to 6 participants due to COVID capacity limits and masks are required.
*Please note these classes are intended for amateur dye enthusiasts, not dye professionals. If you are looking for classes that teach how to dye for business purposes, then this is not the class for you. Click here for our cancellation policy and other FAQs.
Cancellation policy: Class fees are not refundable unless the class is canceled by Neighborhood Fiber Co. If cancellation is made prior to 7 days before the class, store credit will be issued.*
*Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis with ongoing public health and safety concerns. Classes taught by visiting teachers may have different cancellation policies. Email email@example.com for more details.