Red Dye Workshop


Learn the history of the red dyes, make the dye baths, and explore the range of colors possible from Madder, Brazilwood, and Cochineal in a one day workshop suitable for beginners.  Participants can dye up to a pound of their own protein or cellulose fiber, yarn or fabric using selected mordants for a variety of shades. 


Materials included in workshop fee: 

  • All dyes and chemicals
  • Tags for dye goods
  • Workbook with recipes, instructions, and other handouts
  • Coffee, tea, and bottled water

Supply list (participant must bring):

  • Clean washed wetted cellulose fiber (1# dry weight)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Apron
  • Plastic bucket
  • Plastic zip lock bags for wet fibers and fabric
  • Bag lunch


Class limited to 6 participants.