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Rainbow Rodeo Workshop

*This is not a Texas Folklife Event*


Location: Tiny T Ranch (Garfield, TX)

Workshop Fee: $450

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Class Description: In this three day workshop, we will use natural dyes from roots, leaves, flowers, and even bugs to create multicolored cloth. Applying different mordants with brushes, blocks and stencils to create patterns, which will be revealed in the dye pots. Resulting cloth is suitable for creating wearables, quilts, or all kinds of other future projects. Fun for all skill levels. A comprehensive packet with all instructions will be provided.


Instructor Bio: Iris Sullivan Daire is an artist and naturalist dyer who uses site specific pigments and dyes to add new layers of meaning to the narrative of her work. She lives with her family next to the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. Growing traditional dye plants, and quietly mapping the hidden colors contained within the native and invasive plants of the North Oregon Coast. Iris holds a BFA in fiber arts from University of Oregon, and has been teaching for over 20 years. She relishes using science, metaphor and story to bring the materials to life while teaching. She is a founder of Indigo Fest, an annual gathering celebrating home grown blues.