Notices, Workshops & Rides: Fifty Shades of Red, a Madder Workshop
This is an in-depth exploration of madder root, an ancient dye plant that is known for the glowing red colours that it has imparted to textiles for thousands of years. Native to the Indian sub-continent, it can be grown it in our gardens here. We are going to use madder root with a variety of mordants, assistants and exhaust baths. By the end of this very busy day you will have at least 40 samples of yarn of different shades and colours, from pale orange to brilliant red to nearly black.
Everything is supplied; also, please feel free to bring a small wool sample or project of your own;(wool or silk only please). I will make a alum mordant bath for them, but inclusion will depend on space in the vats.
Place: Gorge Hall
Time and Date: 10 AM -4 PM, Sunday April 29
Cost $60 (slight increase this year to cover Hall rental and ferry fare)
Bring: A notebook and lunch.
Preregistration is necessary, as space is limited. Prepayment by email transfer is preferred but not essential.