Tag: plant based dyes

Red: plant sources of colour

Red: plant sources of colour
Saturday, April 14, 10 am – 1 pm
  with Tania Love
$75 materials included

Before the advent of synthetic colour, plants, minerals, bugs and animals and were the source for colour. Imagine the spectrum represented in paintings, manuscripts, tapestries and clothing before the 1800s, was all hand prepared and from nature. Imagine the world palette and prior to the industrialization of colour and the potential shifts in our perception.

In this workshop we’ll take a look at the qualities of red, learn about the plant based sources through historical references, the preparation of natural dye vats and hands on experimentation.

registration is limited to 10