Felting and Natural Dyeing with Cochineal and Indigo
Monday, December 1st // 7-10pm
and Wednesday, December 3rd // 7-10pm
$75 for members // $90 for non members
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with Carolyn Mason
Did you know the British Red Coats were dyed with an insect native to South America and Mexico? Or that cave paintings from 6500 BC incorporate felt appliquè? Come join artist Carolyn Mason as we explore the ancient techniques of felting and natural dyeing. Participants will learn to work with the raw materials that have defined the colors blue and red in our cultural consciousness for centuries, and we’ll get a glimpse into the surprisingly violent history of this soothing art form. You’ll go home with your very own indigo and cochineal, as well as felted forms of your own, created with a little modern assistance from our local Lucy’s laundromat. Please wear clothes you don’t mind staining.
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