Natural Dye Intensive Saturday March 14th 9am-5pm at Portfiber, Portland, Maine.

Are you fascinated by natural dyes?  The colors gleaned from plant stuffs create a stunning array of colors that all seem to “go” together.  Using Botanical Colors natural dye pigments, you will learn how to prepare mordants, modifiers, and vats to create and blend for a wide range of colors.  We’ll create samples cards for your records.

Materials to bring:

  • 8oz of wool yarn or fabric form and/or silk yarn or fabric form, to be broken up into multiple samples. This can be any combo of white, grey, or light brown wool and/or silk. If you prefer, you can stick to one color and one fiber type. As we‘ll be doing oodles of sampling, having a variety will make it more it fun for you.
  • a sharpie for labeling
  • 1 plastic shopping bag to be cut up for labels
  • durable rubber gloves (Mr. Clean’s are my go to dye gloves)
  • an apron or clothes you don’t mind getting color on
  • a lunch

*To sign up, at Portfiber, click here

*If you have any questions, feel free to email me at


I will also be teaching again at the Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat  this summer in Washington, Maine. A week long fiber arts intensive of sharing, learning, and enjoying the natural surrounding of summer in Maine. Registration will be open soon. Once it is, I’ll post more info here.