Name
Lecture: Natural Dyeing with Japanese Bengala Mud
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Session Type:
Lecture
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
Teacher:
Yukako Satone
Category
Lecture
Class Details:

Bengala is a mud dye made of natural minerals derived from the soil. Using traditional methods and modern technology, it brings us ancient colors as a new sustainable textile dye for yarn, natural fibers, and paper. No toxic chemicals, and no heat—this project is a great one to try at home! We will dive deep into the joys of Bengala with Yukako Satone, who will be lecturing on the history of Bengala and the chemical science behind how the dye works. She will then be performing a demonstration on how to use Bengala to dye a skein of wool. The colors are earthy, natural tones, soft on the skin, and safe to wear.

Homework:

None

Supplies for Class:

If you would like to dye along at home, purchase Bengala mud dye from Yukako's online store at www.loopoftheloom.com/shop-all. Please make your purchase at least a week before the lecture to ensure time for delivery.