The Botanical Dyeing Adventure with Ghislaine Chock

  • 16 Mar 2023
  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 16 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (HST)
  • 17 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (HST)
  • 18 Mar 2023, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for The Botanical Dyeing Adventure with Ghislaine Chock.

Discover colors from plants and insects, and create a new palette, by intention or chance, using natural dyes. Dye your own yarns of cotton or wool for knitting or weaving projects, or fat quarters of cotton for quilting projects. Sustainability for a cloth-fiber dyer means using local, and sometimes not so local, materials to produce colors free of unfriendly chemical compounds.

During this 3-session class, we will treat your cellulose and protein fibers properly, with tannin and mordants, prior to dyeing with a variety of different botanical sources. We will explore possible values created with a selection of plants, and even an insect such as cochineal. 

There will be an additional supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor on the day of class. The supply fee includes tannins, mordants, botanical dyes and cotton fat quarters.

What to Bring:

  • $30 supply fee
  • Skeins of yarn made out of cellulose or protein fibers
  • Gloves for dyeing
  • 2-3 large buckets

Instructor Bio

Ghislaine has been weaving, dyeing, and quilting in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years. 

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

This class is open to adults from age 18. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

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.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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