San Antonio lecture 9/10/16 – The Color of Nature: Exploring Roots, Wood, Bugs, and Berries

22 Aug

Sponsored by the Friends of San Antonio Natural Areas – September 10th 10am – noon at Friedrich Wilderness Park classroom located at 21395 Milsa Rd. San Antonio, TX 78256

Explore the natural history of color while learning contemporary application techniques. This talk will include practical aspects such asbinding agents as well historic uses. Participants can view examples of the colors produced by Texas lichens, cactus tuna, cochineal, Texas agarita, and more! For centuries, people have used natural dyes using locally available plant, mineral and even insect sources. Today, choosing natural dyes over the chemical alternative is becoming more popular as we move toward more sustainable ways of living. This workshop is presented by Deb McClintock, local artist and textile designer. For more information, call (210) 207-3782, or email nicole.mcleod@sanantonio.gov. Suggested donation: $3 per person, or $6 per family.

Click here to make a reservation – donations are suggestion but not necessary, look for the September 10th lecture.  http://fosana.org/calendar/

 

 

6 Responses to “San Antonio lecture 9/10/16 – The Color of Nature: Exploring Roots, Wood, Bugs, and Berries”

  1. Liz August 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Looking forward to finally meeting you! See you in September.

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    • debmcclintock August 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      It will be great to meet you too, I enjoy your blog. PLEASE bring some example of your work! I am mostly a skein dyer and you are a yardage dyer. It would be great to show folks the possibilities….see you in September

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      • Liz September 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

        For sure I’ll bring some Prairie Tea (Croton) and Mexican Hat (Ratibida) …

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      • debmcclintock September 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

        Awesome!!!!!! Can’t wait to see it. I am pulling togeather my props this afternoon for tomorrow.

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      • debmcclintock September 11, 2016 at 1:47 am #

        Liz, nice meeting you today! I loved seeing your samples I am now inspired to try Croton and Mexican Hat in the dyepot. Thank you for your dye info contribution!

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  2. shiborigirl August 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    love the colors Deb!

    Liked by 1 person

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