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Natural Palettes of Summer Color in West Marin with Sasha Duerr
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$150
Join Sasha Duerr onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station for a day of exploring summer 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 summer 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 their own lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug). Lunch is not provided. There will also be time outdoors gathering plant materials, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Materials provided. Optional: students may bring a few small items to dye (must already be scoured and of natural fibers).
To enroll: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310188089927
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.