Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Vicki Fraser

Vicki Fraser

Vicki Fraser

Vicki Fraser

Instructor: Vicki Fraser

April 11–15, 2019 (Thursday–Monday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Vicki will share her knowledge of the best red, yellow and blue in nature. Day one you will learn the ancient mordant recipe and best ways to prepare your fibers. Day two we will dye using weld, nature's best yellow, while discussing other options for yellow. Day three we will dye with madder root using the nomadic way, and also cochineal for the best reds. Day four you will learn the magic of indigo blue. On day five we will finish all your projects and learn how to grow the plants. The Mendocino Art Center dye garden will show you the plants we have used and seeds to take away for your own dye garden. The ancient recipes are kept simple and practical. We will do small batch dyeing with Vicki's own handspun fibers and small skeins of your own while learning the basic do's and don'ts to keep us and the earth safe.


VICKI FRASER has taught natural dye techniques for over 30 years. Her mentors were Nest Rubio of Cambridge, England, madder researcher for the ancient red, Harold Böhmer, master chemist and natural dye researcher for weld, the most lightfast yellow, and Dorothy Miller, author of Indigo: From Seed to Dye, for the incredible blue. Vicki’s 5’ x 15' California rug will be on display and it is entirely naturally dyed.

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Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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