Local Colour: Dye and Documentation Guild with CZarina Lobo

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Date(s) - 01/06/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6 sessions, Tuesday nights 7:00-8:30 pm PST on Zoom

June 1, 15, July 6, Aug 3, Sept 14, 28

Price $100, materials not included

With a focus on what is at hand – found in the backyard, alleyways, or green-waste piles – this guild is an opportunity for the intermediate dyer to do a deep dive into local colour experiments while practicing thorough documentation within a community of other curious dyers. 

CZarina will guide participants through finding and using locally available dye plants, solar and vat dye techniques, ways of processing and storing dye materials for future use, and dyeing on a variety of protein and cellulose fibres including homegrown and processed fibres such as flax, dogbane, and nettles. In addition to local dye experiments, this guild will delve into methods of documenting dye investigations for the opportunity to build upon this season’s discoveries for years to come.

Please note that this guild is not suitable for the beginner dyer.

Prerequisite: Practical knowledge of mordanting cellulose and protein fibres

Please review these videos for tips on mordanting protein and cellulose fibres and for washing wool:

Scouring and Mordanting Cellulose Fibres

Scouring and Mordanting Protein Fibres

Wool Washing


This event is fully booked.