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Workshop: Natural Dyeing with Compost Colors

  • Palette SF 816 Folsom Street San Francisco United States (map)

Create a Seasonal Color Palette from an Abundance of Waste and Weeds
with Sasha Duerr

Have your color and eat it too! Inspired by recipes from Sasha’s latest book Natural Color you will learn to make a full range of natural dyes from by-products of your favorite meal, farmer’s market, or even ingredients found in your very own backyard or urban sidewalk. In the world of design, often influenced by seasonal “color stories,” you’ll be awed and amazed at how easy it is to curate a truly unique and authentic color palette made entirely from local and seasonal sources. You’ll learn to make vibrant natural color recipes from scratch and take home saturated samples of a full range of locally grown plant-based hues-and a beautifully patterned naturally dyed textile that you create yourself.  

Bites from the Palette menu and a wine pairing will be included in the workshop.

Cost: $140

SASHA DUERR is an artist and designer who works with seasonal place-based color palettes. Sasha is a professor in Textiles at the California College of the Arts and founder of Permacouture Institute, which was founded to explore regenerative design for fashion and textiles. Her work with natural color palettes and slow fashion has been featured in the New York TimesWhole Living Magazine, and the Huffington Post. Sasha is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press. January 2011), Natural Color  (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press August, 2016) and a new book due Spring of 2020 from Princeton Architectural Press.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
No children under the age of 10.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.