Upstate NY Local Color Workshop at Ambika Vintage Boutique in Mountaindale NY- Mon, September 24th, 6-9pm

Upstate NY Local Color Workshop at Ambika Vintage Boutique in Mountaindale NY- Mon, September 24th, 6-9pm

85.00

Using only locally foraged plants from the 100 acre wooded upstate property of Ambika Conroy- owner and 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. September is the perfect season for finding some of New York’s best natural dyestuffs at their peak.
Liz will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and light fast results with natural dyes and share her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using shibori surface design as well as instruction on how to make natural paints outlining the whole process from plant to painted composition.

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. Participants will leave with their own naturally dyed textiles on various natural materials (silk, hemp, linen, etc), as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye techniques and recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home. 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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