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Natural Palettes of Fall Color in West Marin with Sasha Duerr
November 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$150
Join Sasha Duerr onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center on Black Mountain Ranch in Point Reyes Station for a day of exploring fall color and the natural palettes of seasonal color in Northern California. We will gather a variety of onsite ingredients, then make and use natural dye baths with those ingredients and others.
Together we will create a local fall dye palette from a curated selection of gathered ingredients, including weeds and food and flora waste. Explore the nuances and beauty of color terroir, and create an array of take-home, naturally dyed textiles, saturated in the seasonal tones of West Marin.
Students should bring: lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug). Lunch is not provided.
Optional things to bring:
- Jars to take home leftover dye
- Apron and/or gloves if you want to protect your hands/clothes
- Plastic bags to take home wet dye samples (we will also have some re-used bags available)
- Small pieces of clean fabric — wool or silk (we will provide fabric, so this is extra)
- Gardening gloves for the foraging portion of the class
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/444446209577
Sasha Duerr is an artist, designer, and educator who works with plant-based color and natural palettes. Sasha centers her practice and research on the collaborative color potential of weeds, food and floral waste, and local and seasonal ingredients. Teaching for over a decade at California College of Arts with a joint appointment in Textiles and Fine Arts, Sasha lectures, consults, and widely designs curriculum and courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion, and social practice. In 2007, Sasha founded Permacouture Institute to encourage the exploration of regenerative design practices for fashion and textiles. From “Dinners to Dye For” to “Weeding Your Wardrobe” and “Seasonal Color Wheels” her extensive work with plant-based color palettes has been featured in the New York Times, American Craft Magazine, Domino, Elle Decor UK, Selvedge, and The Huffington Post.
Sasha is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011), Natural Color (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/530292/natural-color-by-sasha-duerr/9781607749363/) (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press 2016), and Natural Palettes (https://papress.com/products/natural-palettes-inspiration-from-plant-based-color) (Princeton Architectural Press 2020).