Upstate NY Bundle Dyeing Workshop at Ambika Vintage Boutique in Mountaindale, NY- Tues, October 15th, 6-9pm

Upstate NY Bundle Dyeing Workshop at Ambika Vintage Boutique in Mountaindale, NY- Tues, October 15th, 6-9pm

65.00

Using organically grown natural dyestuffs & locally foraged plants from the 100 acre wooded upstate property of Ambika Conroy - owner & creative behind Ambika Boutique & Vintage Shop you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing with The Dogwood Dyer. Learn how to imbue natural, local color into your wardrobe to breathe new life into tired or stained old garments.
Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash & light fast results with natural dyes. This workshop will introduce participants to more than a dozen different natural dyestuffs, many of which are dual purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties. You'll learn the water wise, mess free technique of bundle dyeing. Natural dye basics such as mordanting, color printing, curing, and fiber care as well as historical context will be covered. You'll be amazed at the colors attainable with natural substances! Each participant will leave with a bundle dyed silk scarf, resources lists and an instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home.

Most everyone has had to donate or downcycle garments or linens at some point due to everyday wear, spills, accidents and laundry mishaps. Following the dye techniques from this class, you can mask unsightly stains using the coloring power of plants. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful colors while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body. No prior knowledge on textiles or dyes is required. Ambika’s shop is the perfect place to find inspiration among her treasure trove of vintage goods- you may even find something perfect to overdye in the workshop.

Looking for upstate accommodations?- check out Ambika’s listing at Mama Mountain Farm if you’re looking to stay locally. There is camping on her property for $20 and room in her cozy updated winnebago cabin for rent as well. https://www.hipcamp.com/new-york/mama-mountain-farm/spring-cabin-with-bunnies-piggies

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