May 17 2020
Immersion Dyeing with Natural Dyes presented by Textiles West at TWIL at the Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs CO

Immersion Dyeing with Natural Dyes

Presented by Textiles West at TWIL at the Manitou Art Center

This class teaches students the fundamentals of using natural plants and natural plant extracts to color fabric.

The students will learn how to mordant fabric, and use natural dye powders such as cutch, kamala and parrot tree to create beautifully colored fabric.

We will be dyeing various fabrics to see how the color looks on different types of fabric. Students will walk away with the beginnings of a color sample binder.

Student supply list:

All levels are welcome in this class.

The instructor for this class is Melanie Audet.

Instructor Bio: Melanie Audet is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan. She received a BA from Albion College and a  BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she learned how to use synthetic dyes.  She has continued her education by learning the art of natural dyes. She is the owner and proprietor of Melanie Audet Limited Editions and Twig and Berry Dyes.   Her love for textiles is more of a compulsion and she loves to share this passion with others.

Admission Info

Member Price: $85

Non-Member Price: $95

Materials fee: $30, includes various samples of fabric, dye powders and mordants

Phone: (719) 203-5581


Dates & Times

2020/05/17 - 2020/05/17

Location Info

TWIL at the Manitou Art Center

513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829