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.
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.