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Natural Fiber Dyes with instructor Kate Coulton

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Date(s) - November 16, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Sou'wester Lodge


Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series

Natural Fiber Dyes with instructor Kate Coulton

The natural world around us has an abundance of color to discover. We will use a variety of plants, including kitchen scraps and local plants, to learn the basics of natural dyeing. Each student will have the opportunity to customize their own unique dye bath to capture the essence of their experience at the Sou’wester. There will also be a walk to learn about plants in the area and their medicinal uses. On Friday night from 7-8pm there is an optional meeting to learn how to prepare the fibers for dyeing. Each student will be able to dye a mini skein of yarn or a silk bandana. *Please specify which you prefer upon registration.

Guided by the wisdom of the natural world and ancestral knowledge, Kate Coulton has forged an inspired career as a medicine maker, plant cultivator, educator, caregiver and artisan. The founder of Pinion Botanicals, Kate is driven by a reverence for the creative and therapeutic potential of all living organisms. Through collaborative projects that involve natural fiber dyeing, herbal remedy crafting, and personal empowerment, she encourages thoughtful interaction with the abundant flora of the Pacific Northwest. Her background in cultural anthropology instilled in her a deep respect for medical pluralism and influenced her current journey of becoming a certified nursing assistant. Gratitude and accessibility are at the core of her practice.

COST: $25 plus a $5 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor.)

BRING: Please wear clothing that can get dye on and is comfortable to walk in. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided.

OPTIONAL FRI NIGHT 7-8pm MEET & GREET to learn how to prepare fibers

This workshop is for all ages. 20 students max.

RSVP: via souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm *PLEASE RELAY YOUR DYE CHOICE (YARN OR BANDANA) AT THE TIME OF RSVP.

The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644

This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/art/workshops to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.