Botanical Bounty Retreat

Start Date

Thursday, September 16, 2021

End Date

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Nurture a sustainable and conscious relationship with nature, through the inquiry of intuitive art making in the form of natural dye. Join Wendy Martin for this four-day retreat which will introduce you to the beautiful, slow craft of Natural Dyeing. Over the course of the weekend you will learn the basics (and beyond) of selecting and preparing natural textile fibers to receive colour, and the slow, patient art of extracting colour from a variety of plant materials, including discarded food items from the kitchen! You will learn how to fix natural dyes to fabric, and which dyes are colourfast (ones that last) or fugitive (ones that don’t). We’ll explore several methods of folding, tying & dyeing to create patterns yield incredible designs. Learn more at www.Northern Edge Email: Call: 888.383.8320