Lori has been interested in fibers for most of her life. This interest started when she was 8 learning to knit. She learned spinning 30 years ago in Australia. A background in chemistry and interest in growing plants lead her to try natural dyeing. Demonstrating dyeing through a Viking reenactment group expanded her knowledge. She has been natural dyeing, sourcing many dyes locally, growing many, for over 15 years. Expanding the range of colors possible from locally sourced materials, including Japanese indigo and madder, is a pastime she greatly enjoys and with it a desire to share her knowledge with other interested dyers. She has recently purchased a farm in Allegan where she will continue growing dye plants and finally get sheep of her own.
#209-Dyeing with Japanese Indigo
#303-Natural Dye/25 Colors One Dye
Indigo is historically THE dye for vibrant blues. The Fiber shed movement has increased interest in using locally grown indigo. Japanese indigo can be successfully grown in Michigan, starting early in ...
Explore the world of natural dyes and the range of colors which can be obtained from them. In this workshop, we will see the colors obtained from 2 different natural dyes, a variety of mordants and mo ...