Oct
13
Oct 15

SLOW TEXTILES RETREAT WITH KATRINA RODABAUGH + SASHA DUERR

SOLD OUT

THREE PINES FARM CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

Join us for a weekend of slow textile workshops focusing on slow fashion, natural dyes, hand stitching, and mending. The slow fashion movement is garnering international participants as we collectively work towards a more ecological and ethical fashion future. Textile artists play a key part in the solution of ethical fashion as they experiment with various tools and techniques that support a connection with the earth through creative practices. Through this workshop fellow teachers, artists and friends—Sasha and Katrina—have created this unique slow textile retreat as an opportunity to share their textile arts practices, delve deeper into the conversation around slow living and slow textiles, foster like-minded community, and retreat into the workshop atmosphere at the beautiful, rural farm location of Three Pines Farm.

Over the weekend: Participants will learn techniques for foraging, harvesting, and creating natural dyes on various animal and plant fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool; learn several mending and slow stitching techniques including Sashiko stitching that results in practical repairs for fixing garments while also adding meaning and Mendfulness; work together in this slow textile community to discuss slow living, integrating our creative work and our ethical values, and the power of connection to plants and slow textiles; meals will be lovingly prepared and offered onsite while workshops are in progress. 

Students will leave the weekend workshop with an abundance of inspired plant palette swatches and recipes, a variety of finished naturally dyed and patterned textiles, as well as an existing garment refreshed with natural color (please bring your own  garment for this portion - 100 percent natural materials - i.e. linen, cotton, silk, or wool will work best); a finished Sashiko design project; one mended garment (please bring your own garment for this portion - denim is wonderful - along with a corresponding patch); printed instruction booklets; various tools and materials; multiple references and resources; and the confidence to continue this work beyond the classroom

Learn more HERE! 

 

Image by Aya Brackett from "Natural Color" 

Image by Aya Brackett from "Natural Color" 


May
25
1:00 pm13:00

MARIN ART AND GARDEN CENTER

                                                 Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

                                                 Image by Aya Brackett for Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

NATURAL COLOR BOOK TALK + DEMO

Organized by season, Natural Color is a guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, Sasha will detail achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe.

Sasha will give a short talk and demonstrate recipes from the book.  A book sale and reception follow the presentation.

Tickets: $10

REGISTER HERE

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING

Image by Halley Roberts for Pali Swim                                                                                           

Image by Halley Roberts for Pali Swim                                                                                           

CAMERON MARKS WORKSHOP SPACE
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Hello Summer! Welcome the colors of a warm summer day with a fun natural dyeing workshop with artist and designer Sasha Duerr.

You'll learn how to make and use natural dyes. We'll choose plant dyes that add to the summery vibe - ie. an indigo dye vat (ocean & sky blues) , an aloe dye bath (warm yellow/pink/light coral) and a hibiscus dye bath (pink/ mauve/fuschia/dark gray blue) - a variety of local plants & flora to compliment your seaside days!

We'll dye a silk sarong & dip dye a Pali swimwear woven hat (as seen in the photo) to take home!

Pali Swimwear designers, Martha (Sasha's sister) & Naomi, will be at the studio to assist Sasha, designed and ethically made in SF. 

We'll cap off the day with a special "To Dye For" cocktail and cheers to the summer ahead!

Sasha will have copies of her new book Natural Color for sale, and will be signing books for those who would like a signed copy.

LIMITED SPACE Register HERE

 

Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

NATURAL COLOR TALK + BOOK SIGNING

ANNIE'S ANNUALS RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA 

Plants to dye for – literally! Sasha Duerr, alchemist, founder of the Permacouture Institute and author of the wonderful new plant dye book “Natural Color”, returns by popular demand to  share a wealth of local and seasonal plants (as well as weeds and waste from your garden!) that make gorgeous natural plant dyes. Fun demos and easy-to-follow projects will appeal to novice and experienced dye-enthusiasts alike. Books for sale and an author signing after the talk.

More Info HERE

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

SAVORING THE SEASONAL COLOR PALETTE OF SPRING

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color (Watson-Guptill 2016) 

WEST COUNTY FIBER ARTS                        SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA 

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.

SOLD OUT

MORE INFO HERE

Mar
26
1:00 pm13:00

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP WITH HEALDSBURG SHED

HEALDSBURG SHED                                        

HEALDSBURG, CA                                                                                                

Learn how to create a seasonal color palette from local plants with artist and author Sasha Duerr in this special Sonoma color workshop.  Sasha will teach participants how to make plant dye palettes foraged from the farmer’s market, garden, or even urban sidewalk. Beyond creating an abundant array of color swatches made from a curated selection of local edibles and weeds, attendees will also dye their own table runner saturated with the seasonal color palette of Sonoma. The workshop will conclude with small bites and drinks from the SHED kitchen. All participants will receive a 10% discount for all purchases made in the SHED retail store the day of the event, including Sasha’s books. 

MORE INFO HERE

 

 

Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

CALIFORNIA COLORS

FRIENDS OF THE CHICO STATE HERBARIUM

Create a seasonal and local color palette from an array of native California plant-based dyes. Learn to design fresh plant based color palettes and textiles with saturated hues. You'll also experiment with botanical pattern resists and simple surface design techniques. We'll explore alchemy and biodiversity for plant-based colors from indigenous California plants, low-water dyes, and even get ideas of how to make an extensive range of color from invasive weeds. Each participant will leave the class with a beautiful palette of botanically-dyed samples as well as a gorgeous finished textile for you or your home-connecting to native, local, and seasonal color palettes all year long.

SOLD OUT

More info HERE

Nov
13
10:00 am10:00

NATURAL COLOR BOOK PARTY + SEASONAL COLOR WORKSHOP

CATTYWAMPUS CRAFTS

OJAI, CA 

Celebrate Natural Color's book release with us and learn to create vibrant seasonal color palettes from an abundance of seasonal waste and weeds with textile artist and author Sasha Duerr.  Inspired by her new book, Sasha will share ideas for creative plant dye recipes and gorgeous projects for your home and wardrobe... In our workshop we'll create a full range of seasonal Ojai based colors and pattern a take-home table runner dyed with gathered seasonal ingredients to celebrate all your seasonal gatherings!

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

As well as the workshop, we'll enjoy a tasting of seasonal drinks and produce- celebrating some of the very same plants we'll make our palettes from! All participants will also take home a signed copy of Sasha's lushly photographed new book- Natural Color (Watson- Guptill/Random House)  to guide and inspire you in making your own vibrant and seasonal plant palettes all year long.

RSVP HERE!

Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Southern California Horticultural Society

FRIENDSHIP AUDITORIUM

LOS ANGELES, CA

Natural Color  Lecture + Book Signing for Members of Southern California Horticultural Society. 

For more information on becoming a member: 

www.socalhort.org

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Image by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Oct
23
10:00 am10:00

MODERN TEXTILE DESIGN WITH NATIVE PLANTS

TILDEN BOTANIC GARDEN

BERKELEY, CA 

Create a seasonal and local color palette from an array of native Northern California plant-based dyes. Learn to design fresh textiles with saturated color from botanical pattern resists and simple surface design techniques. We’ll explore alchemy and biodiversity for plant-based colors from indigenous California plants, low-water dyes, and even an extensive range of color from invasive weeds. Each participant will leave the class with a beautiful palette of botanically-dyed samples as well as a gorgeous finished textile for you or your home-connecting you to your favorite seasonal native plants all year long!

$120 members

$130 non-members
 

SIGN-UP HERE

 

 

Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

NATURAL COLOR: BOOK LAUNCH + TALK - TEXTILE ARTS CENTER NYC

Join Bay Area textile artist and CCA professor Sasha Duerr for a talk and fall plant dyeing demonstration based on her new book, Natural Color. Sasha’s work has been profiled everywhere from Martha Stewart Weddings to the New York Times, for her work with plant-based dyes. In her new lushly photographed book, she explores the full spectrum of seasonal plant dyes available to the reader, using everyday plants as a color library. As much a lookbook for home and fashion as it is a practical guide, Natural Color will inspire plant-lovers, artists, foodies, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life, whether a beginning or seasoned dyer. 

RSVP! 

 

Sep
11
1:00 pm13:00

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING AT SHED HEALDSBURG!

Healdsburg, CA

Learn how to create a seasonal color palette from an abundance of waste and weeds with artist and author Sasha Duerr in this special Sonoma color workshop, then sample the flavors of some favorite dye plants in a reception with tastes and drinks prepared by the SHED kitchen.

Inspired by her  "Seasonal Color Wheel" Sasha will teach participants how to make plant dye palettes foraged from the farmer’s market, garden, or even urban sidewalk. Beyond creating an abundant array of color swatches made from a curated selection of local edibles and weeds, attendees will also dye their own table runner saturated with the seasonal color palette of Sonoma. All participants will also take home a copy of Sasha’s latest book Natural Color and will receive a 10% discount for all purchases made in the SHED retail store the day of the event.

$125.00

Limited Seating 

RESERVE YOUR SPACE HERE! 

 

 

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Sep
1
7:00 pm19:00

NATURAL COLOR BOOK TALK, PARTY + SIGNING IN TEMESCAL ALLEY

NATURAL COLOR BOOK TALK, PARTY+ SIGNING!

Hosted by- 

HOMESTEAD APOTHECARY

+ INTERFACE GALLERY 

TEMESCAL ALLEY 

OAKLAND, CA

7:00 – 8:30 pm

FREE!

Sasha Duerr is coming to Homestead to hang out with you and her new book, “Natural Color”! Come say hi, get your book signed, and catch some of Sasha’s wisdom for dyeing textiles straight from your garden. There will be delicious plant-inspired refreshments from Rintaro and Guittard Chocolate, as well as beautiful plants and plant palettes from the Summer Recipes in "Natural Color!" Interface Gallery, will also be open and celebrating, and 100% of proceeds from the Seasonal Color Wheel sales that night will go towards supporting local artists and their work.  See you there!

MORE INFO

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Aug
28
2:30 pm14:30

NATURAL COLOR BOOK RELEASE PARTY!

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NATURAL COLOR Book Release Party!

AT A VERB FOR KEEPING WARM

OAKLAND, CA 

Available now! AVFKW is also taking NATURAL COLOR  PRE-ORDERS!

Celebrate with us! Come to our book release party, pick up your pre-ordered copy of Natural Color, and have your copy signed by Sasha! 

Plus! Sasha will share drinks and appetizers focused on one neighborhood Oakland dye plant featured in the summer recipes section, as well as foraged dye bouquets. She'll show how sensory, beautiful, and versatile these plants and the process of knowing them can be beyond their use as dye material. Sasha will present a talk and demo with a special take away item for attendees!

MORE INFO + RSVP TO JOIN US HERE

 

Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

NATURAL COLOR WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING

JOIN US AT 18 REASONS  FOR AN URBAN COMPOST COLOR WORKSHOP AND NATURAL COLOR BOOK SIGNING!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

Experience the electric colors you can conjure from the urban color palette of San Francisco. By experimenting with seasonal weeds, produce waste and other unsuspecting sources of awe inspiring natural dyes, artist and author Sasha Duerr will lead your exploration of local and seasonal color. You'll learn to dye a full spectrum of summer hues mapped from local plants. You'll create your own seasonal color palette, learn simple surface design techniques, and dye a a very special project from an array of colors sourced from our very own city!

This hands-on class includes snacks made from the plants we are using for dye, beer, and wine. Guests are also welcome to BYOB (nothing hard, please) and to brown bag additional food.

$85.00

$75.00 18 REASON MEMBERS 

SIGN-UP

 

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

photo by Aya Brackett from Natural Color

Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

HEALING HUES- THE ART OF MEDICINAL COLOR WORKSHOP

HEALING HUES-THE ART OF MEDICINAL COLOR at HOMESTEAD APOTEHCARY

OAKLAND, CA 

Learn to create a beautiful palette of healing and medicinal plant color and nourish a long tradition of the herbal arts.

In this hands-on workshop, Sasha will share medicinal plant dye recipes, history and healing qualities of a wide array of botanical color sources, and encourage inspiring textile techniques and skills necessary to dose your style with an abundance of natural color. Each participant will take home skills and recipes to make their own herbal hues, a sampling of healing plant dye palettes, and a finished medicinally dyed textile to add gorgeous color and a vital glow to any home or wardrobe.

$60.00 

SOLD OUT