Two Day Natural Dye Workshop
For artists, professional and semi-professional dyers, and any individuals with an acute interest in natural-dyeing processes.
Overview of Experience
Join Tlayudona at a dye studio conveniently located in downtown Oaxaca City. They offer a variety of natural dyeing workshops using cochineal, pomegranate, wild marigold, indigo, and brazilwood. They are also an experimental studio where natural dyes can be applied on fabric, yarn, paper, etc. Its wife/husband team of hosts has many years of combined experience in techniques from around the world. They are particularly versed in the history and culture of dyeing as it has been done in the Oaxacan village of Teotitlán for generations.
What to Expect
2-Day Workshop: Dyeing on wool: (17 colors)
Day 1: We will learn about the mordant process and we will create a dye extract from pomegranate and wild marigold.
Day 2: We will dye with cochineal and indigo as well as make the over-dyes. We will create a vast array of colors, including (but not limited to): blue, green, pink, red , purple, yellow, magenta and orange.
All experiences include:
All materials, dyes, and wool. Expert instruction from renowned dyers at “Teñido a Mano”.
A sampler that you will complete with all of the recipes from your dyeing processes.
Experiences do not include:
Additional materials that you would like to dye with experimentally (although you are welcome to bring them).
Food/ Drinks, although there are several local options within walking-distance from the studio.
Logistics and Cost
Time Involvement – 2 five-hour days
Transportation – Not included. Central location.
Costs and Minimums – 2,450
There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people for this experience.