ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Learn about our local and biodiverse color palette while experimenting with seasonal dye baths, tasting a variety of spring produce and edible flowers, and making a vibrant collection of your own seasonally dyed swatches and textiles to inspire any seasonal celebration. Sasha will also draw from accessible recipes in her latest book Natural Color and encourage fresh techniques and inspiring ways of working and designing with plant based palettes.
Sasha will have copies of Natural Color for sale, and will be signing books for those who would like a signed copy.
We will have a potluck lunch, giving everyone time to socialize with the instructor and fellow students.
What to bring:
- Something to share for the potluck lunch
- Personal beverages and snacks
- Layered clothing (that you don’t mind getting dirty) for variations in weather
- Notebook and camera if desired
Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts where she designs curriculum and teaches courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion and social practice. To learn more about her, please visit our Teachers page.
West County Fiber Arts is the studio of felt artist Heidi Harris, on a beautiful 1-acre property in rural Sonoma County, California. Classes will take place both indoors and in the garden.
If you are coming from out of town, overnight accommodations are plentiful in the vicinity — from nearby cottages and hotels to camping at the Russian River. See our Food & Lodging page for suggestions.