Natural Dyeing with Ghislaine Chock

  • 13 May 2022
  • 15 May 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 13 May 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • 14 May 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • 15 May 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 5

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Join us for Natural Dyeing with Ghislaine Chock.

Come and add to your fabric stash for future projects! Discover colors from plants and insects, and create a new palette by intention or chance using natural dyes.


Sustainability for a cloth dyer means utilizing local, and sometimes not so local, materials to produce colors without using unfriendly chemical compounds.  In this class we will explore natural colors, hues and values derived from the cochineal insect, as well as from plants such as rosemary, madder, logwood, sappanwood, alkanet, and even onion skins. We will dye two yards of Kaufman 100% Kona cotton fabric which you can cut to your desired lengths. Kona cotton is tested for harmful substances and given the "Confidence in Textiles Certification."

There will be an additional supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. The supply fee includes two yards Kona cotton, and dyeing materials: tannin, mordants, and plants.

What to Bring:

  • $30 supply fee
  • Apron
  • A pair of gloves for dyeing (heat resistant)
  • 2-3 Large buckets

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.

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Instructor Bio

Ghislaine weaves and dyes textiles, with a focus on creating colors through use of local and not so local plant dyes. She has also has been making quilts for family and friends in beautiful Hawaiʻi for over 35 years

For more information contact: classes@hawaiihandweavers.org

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