intro to natural dyes: preparation, pH and water types

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Understanding how to properly prepare your fiber and/or fabric for even dyeing is the most important step in natural dyeing. You'll be able to learn the best practices in natural dyeing so you can achieve beautiful, vibrant and lasting results. This workshop provides students with experience in the preparation of materials for even dye results, as well as instruction on the importance of pH and water types in the dyeing process. At the conclusion of this workshop, students will have pre-treated their materials at their individual workstations and will have the knowledge to begin exploring the world of mordanting. This workshop will cover fabric and yarn preparation, water types, pH scale, and WOF, with examples and a worksheet.

Students are required to bring their own fabric/fiber/yarn, which must be 100% natural (e.g. cotton, silk, hemp, linen, bamboo, tencel, wool). Blends with 5% or more of synthetic such as Lycra are not recommended. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Workshop calendar (select a time below)

Thursday, October 26, 2023 6pm-9pm

Saturday, January 13, 2024 9am-12pm

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.

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 or contact us at

Class size is limited.

Refunds + registration policies

Workshop enrollment requires a minimum of 3 students. An email notification will be sent 3 days before class if the enrollment minimum is not met. Students will receive a full refund for canceled workshops. All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable if enrollment is met. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member prior to the workshop. Please let us know ahead of time by giving us a call or contacting customer service at Refunds will not be given for cancellations, no-shows, or missed workshops.