Eucalyptus Magic & Cotton

38 West Pomfret Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 249-6973
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Instructor: Carol Reed
Ages: Teen–Adult
Saturday, April 15
Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with a lunch break
Class Fee: $100 ($110 non-member) + $30 Material fee
Specify t-shirt size upon registration

Eco-dyeing with eucalyptus on cotton is a bit more difficult than on wool or silk. In this class, we’ll dye a t-shirt and a bandana that have different pre-treatments. Then through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves will impart their color and pattern to the textiles. You’ll learn about mordants, bundle dyeing with iron water, and how to care for your naturally dyed textiles. While the t-shirts are dyeing, we’ll create a synthetic indigo vat and dye a cotton bandana using various resist methods. The indigo can also be used to overdye your eucalyptus-dyed textiles when they are finished.