WORKSHOP: Coreopsis tinctoria This plant is a natural source of beautiful orange color - with possibilities for olive, bronze, and rust. Coreopsis is incredibly easy to grow: drought tolerant, not fussy about soil, and prolific with blooms from early summer through frost. Flowers, leaves, stems, rosettes - all yield vibrant shades of color. It's also an excellent pollinator; plant extra for the bees.
In this class, we’ll talk about growing coreopsis from seed and how to dye with it. Learn about important steps in the natural dyeing process: scouring, mordants, aftercare. Discover techniques for creating designs and modifying colors.
We'll also discuss this plant's historic use and medicinal value.
Leave with a packet of seeds and growing tips, a booklet with detailed instructions for creating natural dyes with coreopsis, and ingredients for scouring + mordanting. Enjoy tea + good company, as well as a 15% discount in the shop; natural dyeing books, supplies, and ingredients are available for purchase. Bring a friend! Buy 2 tickets and save $10.
Wednesday, March 11 from 6 - 8pm OR Saturday, March 14 from 11 - 1pm