Bundle Dyeing with Alejandra Sanchez from Three Rivers Fibershed
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Join Alejandra Sanchez from Three Rivers Fibershed for a Bundle Dyeing Workshop at the North Studio Courtyard at the Anderson Center on Thursday, July 21 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Class fee is $65 for general public and $60 for Anderson Center Members (class fee includes $12 materials fee). Space is limited, advance registration is required. Appropriate for ages 15 and older. Rain site is the Tower View Cafeteria.
Learn the magical art of bundle dyeing using locally-grown flowers and plants! The workshop will focus on locally-grown dye plants and will guide you through the process of extracting beautiful colors from these plants and how to affix them to a wool/silk blend scarf. We will also engage in a discussion on the history and cultural significance of the plants, while learning how to cultivate and grow them in your own garden. Each student will take home one bundle-dyed wool/silk blend scarf. All experience levels are welcome!
Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a sack meal.
Alejandra Sanchez is the fiber artist, shepherd, and conservationist behind A Woolen Forest Farm, located in Minnesota. The focus of the farm is the preservation of wool crafts and textile arts through education and the conservation of heritage sheep breeds. The farm is home to a herd of Angora rabbits and a mixed flock of heritage breed sheep which include: Soay, Jacob, and Leicester Longwool. Alejandra is the co-president of the Three Rivers Fibershed and a member of the Livestock Conservancy. She teaches classes on spinning, wool processing, natural dyeing, heritage breed studies, and historically-based textile practices.