A Garden to Dye For: A Range of Yellows • October 16

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Wednesday, October 16, 6 – 9 pm

Ceci Lewis

Have you ever wondered what happens to the plants from Textile Center’s A Garden to Dye For? Join us for this introductory natural dye class and learn about the variety of hues and tones that you can produce from yellow plants in our garden. Explore the differences in color on various fibers while working with materials harvested directly from our very own A Garden to Dye For. Learn about the historical use of yellow colorants and mordant/modifying processes that facilitate getting the most saturated and permanent color on cloth. Students will leave with samples to use as color references, along with a wealth of knowledge about natural yellow dyestuffs. Materials fee $25, payable to instructor. **See supply list of items to bring to class**

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Instructor Bio:

Ceci Lewis has been a garment sewer more than fifty years, with indigo and other natural dyes prominent in her work. Utilizing and teaching sustainable practices is her specialty. She has cultivated a rainbow of natural dye colors in her postage stamp sized yard and shared natural dyeing with more than a thousand children in the metro area. Lewis served a lead artist in collaboration with Penumbra Theatre, Textile Center, and many talented quilters for the “Black Nativity.” For the last twenty years dyeing, quilt making, and long-arm quilting have taken over her life. Her quilt New World is part of the Minnesota History Center’s permanent collection.


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Withdrawal Policy
If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 processing fee.
There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

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