Natural Dye Workshop

July 2, 2017 3:00 pm - July 2, 2017 5:00 pm

This Saturday, July 1st, Amada Claire Miller will be hosting a free workshop exploring the color properties of our familiar Tex-Mex staple, the avocado. Avocado is a multipurpose fruit worth scrutiny beyond its nourishing properties. The pits & skins are a powerful natural dyeing medium that yield beautiful (and shockingly) rose tones. During this free workshop, we will go through the basics of dyeing with natural sources, including different mordanting techniques.

And let’s not forget about the fruits of our labors; refreshments will be served. Amada will treat the troupe to fresh homemade guacamole. Need a vision boost from bountiful lutein? Folic acid for anemia? Or just a simple vitamin C boost? This workshop will not only nourish your fibers, it’ll feed the fiber of your being.

Participants are encouraged to bring fabrics or fabric items that they might want to dye. Cotton and linen yield the most dramatic results.

Amada Claire Miller is an artist and designer working primarily in traditional styles of quilting and textile dyeing. Her art has been exhibited throughout Texas, including recent exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, Capsule Gallery, the Palmetto Center for the Arts, Artpace, French & Michigan, Flight Gallery, Agora Gallery, and Blue Star Contemporary. She lives and works in San Antonio where she runs Hello Studio, a gallery and residency space.