French General Workshop: Dyeing with Woad

Kaari from French General in LA has a special event coming up next Saturday, April 9th. The French General Woad Workshop on April 9th from 9am – 4pm is being taught by Denise Lambert, one of the world’s few master woad dyers who is coming from the South of France to teach this medieval craft. Denise will teach how to dye with a plant that produces the eponymous French Blue color which can fourteen different shades of blue. Denise was written up in the January 2011 issue of the French magazine Cote Sud, as being one of the few remaining people in the world that are still teaching this magical technique of dyeing. Participants will get the chance to dye anything they like in the four dye vats.
Jenny Ryan will be covering this special all-day workshop here on CRAFT. Look for the story mid-April on our site. If you are in the LA area and interested in joining this special workshop, there are still a few spaces left you can sign up for.

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