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Natural Dye Interest Group

  • 31 Oct 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC



This month we will be focusing on a tree that is native to Western North Carolina and is one that is so lovely and abundant on all our mountain trails: Rhododendron.

The leaves can be used to dye fiber as well as a good source of tannin. We will experiment with both these properties.

Please do some research on your own before the study group so we can share and discuss our findings. There is some down time while we wait for the dye pots to simmer so bring some handwork along if you like.

If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can  have a  satisfactory experience.

What to Bring: Small samples of protein or cellulose fiber; mordanted and unmordanted. Rhododendron leaves (please bring as many as needed to dye or mordant the fabric you are bringing)

Hosted by Joyce Tromba

Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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