Naturally Dyed Harvest Linens with Kathy Hattori

  • Saturday, November 05, 2022
  • Sunday, November 06, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, November 05, 2022, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, November 06, 2022, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI110522KH
  • 10

Registration

  • $289 Tuition + $85 Materials Fee
  • $222 Tuition + $85 Materials Fee

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In this class, we combine natural dyeing with vintage, earth-friendly fabricand hand embellishment to create a one-of-a-kind set of harvest table linens.  Students will design, dye, and embellish a table runner of handwoven hemp (or hemp-cotton) as well as four coordinating napkins of lighter weight cotton. The fabrics and color palette will be earthy and rich to celebrate the harvest and to warm the holiday table.

Our activities include using natural dye extracts and raw materials to dye the base, accent colors, and even the decorative threads for stitching our pieces. For dyeing, we will have an indigo vat and immersion dyepots available for the students.

We will be using a selection of vintage handwoven hemp fabrics and handwoven indigenous cotton to create our sets of bespoke harvest linens. The price of all these materials is included in the class price. Additional materials from Botanical Colors' stash will also be available for purchase. 

Supplies Needed:

  • apron or clothes that can get messy, closed-toed shoes
  • set of rubber gloves
  • mask to wear in case you're are mixing powders
  • bag lunch, bottled water

Details:

  • Skill Level: All levels.
  • There is a materials fee of $85 included in the price of class. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor:

Kathy Hattori is the founder and President of Botanical Colors and markets natural dyes and pigments to crafters, artisans and commercial clients. Kathy has been involved with textiles since 1982 and has worked to create traceable natural dye supply chains for Botanical Colors as well as for large and small brands . She teaches and lectures about natural dyes and has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Shakerag and is sought after worldwide as a speaker about the sustainable use of natural dyes in global textile production. You can view Kathy's work on her Instagram and Facebook pages.


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