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Natural Dye Workshop: A Beginners Studio

3 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

3 sessions from August 1 to August 15, 2021
Code: 1V00TF
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
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Materials for this program

by An-Phuong Ly

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Explore the wide range of colors that nature can yield. In this workshop, learn how to establish a dye studio at home, dive into various dyestuffs and colors, and walk through the process of dyeing fiber with natural materials.

Participants learn how to effectively prepare fabric, extract dye from a range of natural dyestuff, and achieve a full spectrum of color. A few surface design techniques, such as tying, clamping, and resist, are also discussed.

Note: This streamed program will not be recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is An-Phuong Ly.
  • 3 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
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