Join Sasha Duerr, Kathy Hattori, and Amy DuFault at Coonamessett Farm for a Cape Cod Farm Forage Workshop with Sasha Duerr! These will be full-day natural dye workshops exploring the local seasonal color palettes of summer.
Two very special in-person, one day sessions will be offered to savor slow textiles and natural palettes on June 27th and 28th. The workshop begins at 10AM and adjourns at 4PM. Bring your own lunch and beverage or enjoy a local dish for breakfast and lunch at Buffalo Jump cafe located on the Farm property.
Explore the art and design possibilities of making and applying hues from waste by-products of summer produce, as well as foraged flora and foliage. We’ll learn to create natural colors from scratch with seasonal ingredients together on site with locally grown ingredients as well as weeds, windfall and waste from the farm.
We’ll also be showing you how to create a lake pigment from our dye baths to create pigments and paints for more artistic exploration! These day-long workshops will cover the basics of cooking with color, foraging for seasonal and local dyes, and working onsite highlighting regenerative practices to create stunning plant-made palettes that will inspire all year long. The workshop will include all plant dyeing materials, as well as beautiful take home textiles and a range of palettes we’ll create together.
Free Add-On to Attendees:
On June 29th, 5pm-8pm, join us for a relaxing farm dinner at the Coonamessett Farm (same spot we hold our classes)! We’ll have an area to ourselves for all attendees as part of the farm’s incredibly popular Jamaican Buffet. It’s amazing and you’ll be eating while thinking you’re in the rolling fields of Tuscany! Their will also be a natural dye pop-up event with 10 natural dye, yarn and Fibershed vendors, and yes, a table for us too! List of vendors coming soon.
Lodging ideas (move fast as the Cape is experiencing a packed summer of visitors!)
Airbnb ideas in Falmouth where the workshop will be
The Treehouse Lodge in Woods Hole not far from the farm
Did you see Sasha’s presentation on FEEDBACK FRIDAY? Watch below!
About your instructor:
SASHA DUERR is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. She is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts. She holds a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts. There she designs curriculum and teaches courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion and social practice. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. In 2007, Sasha founded Permacouture Institute to encourage the exploration of regenerative design practices for fashion and textiles. Her extensive work with plant-based palettes has been featured in the New York Times, American Craft Magazine, Selvedge, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011) NATURAL COLOR (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press 2016) and NATURAL PALETTES (Princeton Architectural Press 2020).
All sales are final. This workshop is non-cancellable and non-refundable. We regret that we are not able to accommodate schedule changes.