For next month's The Weaving Way Community meeting, I am being joined by Kayla Powers from Salt Textile Studios, who will be talking to us about traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques using plants from your local area.

I am delighted to announce a bonus practical event to compliment the meeting; an online workshop to guide you step-by-step through the process of dyeing cotton potholder weaving loops with plants.

Please join myself and Kayla for this two hour online event, where we will talk through:

  • the inherently sustainable and non-toxic dyeing practice that can be applied to all plant based fibers and fabrics
  • participants will receive thorough recipes and a list of supplies which can help support your natural dyeing journey moving forward
  • learn the practical steps to start or to build on your own loop dyeing experience.

We are in excellent hands with our workshop host. Kayla is a place-based artist living and working on the East Side of Detroit. She creates naturally dyed, handwoven textiles with locally grown plants and natural fibers. Her work is rooted in a deep connection to the natural world and to the long tradition of craft. 

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 29th at 11 am (PST) / 2pm (EST) and costs $45 per person.  The event will be limited to just 20 attendees so you can be sure to receive all the information you may need.  Slots are likely to sell out fast so make sure to sign up now to secure your place. The recording will be available for those who are not available on the day of the workshop.

Kayla and I look forward to meeting you all and exploring this sustainable practice in more detail.