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Black Walnut

September 27, 2020- 1oam- 12pm  and 2pm – 4pm –

R A W Textiles Studio – 8536 SE Stark , Portland, Oregon 97216


Registration ends September 26 ( sign up at door day of if there is space available. Call for availability after the 26th  – 503 422 1284)


There will be two sessions of this fun and short black walnut event.  We will be working outside under a canopy.  There is room for 10 in each session in order to comply with covid distancing.

Rio will demonstrate how to harvest and process the walnut hulls to be made into dye.  This will then become a group effort to manifest our dye bath.  While it is cooking we will go over simple methods to manipulate fabrics that will create pattern.  Each of you will get sample size fabrics of silk and cotton to start and one 18″ square cotton that you can design.  I am requesting that you bring something made with natural fiber that you would like to dye.  This can be fabric, a garment, or yarn.  There will be plenty of pigment in the dye pot for your projects.

This is a sacred practice that we will share together to enrich our lives and connect with the earth.

Please bring an apron or clothes that you can get soiled, pen, notepad, baggie to take home wet fabrics.

Masks are required!  I do have them for sale in my studio at 10.00 each if you need one.

I will supply gloves, samples, 18″ cotton, clamps, rubber bands, thread.