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Natural Dyeing with Lichens

Josephine County
Course Day Dates Time Place Cost
.175-C1 Sa 2/18-2/25 10am-1:50pm RWC-Z1 $45
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Learn how to create luminescent colors from common tree and ground lichens that can be used to dye wool for knitting, felting, weaving, hooking and other hand crafts. Class includes how to identify a dozen varieties in outdoor locations. First day begins in the classroom covering dyeing techniques, the equipment you need, and an overview of the colors the various lichens can produce. Then carpool to a nearby forest service trail for a short hike to see lichens in their natural habitat, and then back to RCC to prepare for your dyeing experiments at home. The second day is a show and tell and a short field trip to an orchard. Bring snacks, water, and wear appropriate outdoor shoes and rain gear.
Grants Pass Daily Courier Article
Class Plan
Instructor Qualifications and Experience, Rachel Winters

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