Thursday, December 20, 2012

Natural Dye Workshops

Hey Gatherer's of old and new, we are hosting Natural Dye Workshops during Summer; on Sunday 27 January, and on Sunday 17 February, to be held in the print workshop of Aroha & Friends. Experience how to use dyes from the wildest of nature, trees and forests, derived from ancient recipes. Recipes made from berries, flowers, roots and insect resins that are steeped in history. Experience the stories of the Ancient Dyes; Stories of secret recipes coveted by spies, of cargo that traversed continents and created countries, colours which robed Vestal Virgins, clothed Robin Hood and his Gang, and uniformed Armies of Ancient Kingdoms. Once forbidden and still sacred Colours, Colours that are still grown, harvested, gathered, smoked by fire and blessed by ancient deities. Can it be any more enticing than this, even if its to just absorb the heady fragrances of this old, old world. Register at Gather for the workshops. email, or telephone 06 835 1384.
Above images from Gather's Tumblr Site. Various images sourced from the Gather Journal, Kinfolk Magazine, and India Flint's book Eco Colour.
Above / Plant Dyes available at Gather.
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