intro to plant dyes: preparation, pH and water types

intro to plant dyes: preparation, pH and water types

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Understanding how to properly prepare your fiber or fabric for even dyeing is the most important step in plant (natural) dyeing. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to properly prepare their fiber or fabric for even dye results. Attendees will also learn the importance of pH and water types that will be extremely useful in their dye practice. At the completion of this workshop, attendees will prepare and cleanse their materials at their own work station and will be able to move on to intro to plant dyes: mordanting, additives, and tannins. 

Attendees will be able to take additives home to practice further.

Attendees interested in completing the intro to plant dyes series will receive 15% off their tuition. All levels must be added to cart at checkout for discount activation. 

BYOF (bring your own fabric/fiber/yarn). Attendees are required to BYOF. Fabric or yarn must be 100% natural (cotton, silk, hemp, linen, bamboo, tencel, wool, etc.). Fabric blends with 5% lyrca or synthetic are not recommended. Questions or concerns? Please contact us here. 

This workshop will cover:

  • fabric/yarn preparation
  • WOF with examples + worksheet
  • water types
  • pH scale

Workshop calendar (select a time below)

Saturday, March 4, 2023 10am-12:30pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6pm-8:30pm

Skill level + age

Beginner (no experience needed) and perfect for adults (14+).

Workshop duration 

One day, approximately 2.5-3 hours.

Additional information

Tuition cost includes workshop materials, handouts and lecture unless otherwise noted.

Attendees will receive a 10% off discount code that can be used for products available at Modest Transitions and future workshops (excludes community workshops, private consultation, and rentals).

If you encounter any issues with registration or want to be put on a waiting list for a sold-out class, please contact the studio at 267-312-9136.

Class size is limited. For all information regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

Refunds + registration policies 

All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by giving us a call or emailing customer service at In the event of a workshop cancellation due to enrollment, illness, weather, etc., you will receive 72 hours advanced notice and a full refund.

Session Session 1: Saturday 3/4 10am-12:30pm