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February 23: Natural Bundle Dyeing Workshop with Liz Spencer of Dogwood Dyer

$125.00
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019, 12 PM- 3 PM
Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St. #174 Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 372 - 5686

This workshop will introduce participants to the colorful world of natural dye plants, many of which are dual-purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties. You'll learn the water-wise technique of bundle dyeing with natural dye expert and educator Liz Spencer of Dogwood Dyer.

You'll also learn techniques and actions that set her practice apart from other natural colorists, focusing on sustainability, working with local plants & food waste and environmental resiliency. Natural dye basics such as textile preparation (scouring & mordanting), efficient extraction, and historical context will also be covered. You'll be amazed at the colors attainable with natural substances! These techniques are well suited for covering stains on well-loved garments- extending their usable life. No previous dyeing experience necessary.

Each participant will leave with
• Bundle dyed compositions on a variety of natural fabrics
• Resources lists and instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. 
• An array of naturally dyed, ample sized fabrics for scarves, tea towels, bandanas, furoshiki, etc.

* Please bring an apron and wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dye on. 

Liz Spencer is the dogwood dyer, an artist, educator and professional natural dyer working with brands such as Levis, Outerknown, KES, Guess, and Rebecca Atwood among others. She tends organic natural dye gardens nestled between the rows of her family's heritage orange grove working with an ambition to increase sustainable literacy & practices in the fashion and textiles industries. She holds a Master of Arts from the world's leading sustainable fashion graduate program  'Fashion & the Environment' at the London College of Fashion and has taught fashion, sustainability, and natural dyeing at Parsons the New School and continually teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

  • Light snacks and all materials are included and you’ll receive a 15% discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the brand new Poketo Project Space at the Row, a new community of independent retailers and restaurants. Parking is free in the parking structure on site. All materials are included in the workshop 

    If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email customerservice@poketo.com.