Natural Color From Your Own Backyard with Donna Kallner
Learn to color fabrics, yarns and fiber with fresh and dried twigs, leaves, bark and other plant materials found in the Midwest. This introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing includes pH modifiers and mordants you can safely dispose of to help produce a range of colors from what may be growing in your own backyard.
Materials provided include fabrics and yarns, dyestuffs, and reference materials. $245 per person – This includes all materials and lunch both days.
About Donna Kallner
Fiber Artist & Designer — Full-time self-employed studio artist since 2000. In my work, I take a contemporary approach while using ancient techniques to tell timeless stories. See samples in my gallery at www.donnakallner.com.
Workshop Instructor, Seminar Leader & Speaker — I design and conduct fiber art and creativity workshops for conferences, art centers, guilds and other venues throughout the United States. I also design, produce and market instructional fiber art eCourses.
Blogger, Writer & Indie Publisher — Author of “New Age Looping: A Handbook For Fiber Artists.” Freelance writer and columnist since 1986.
I have a degree in communications from Purdue University and have worked as a trade magazine editor and as a professional whitewater canoeing instructor. Those experiences strongly influence my approach to adult education, my teaching style, and my voice as a writer and as an artist.
As a fiber arts workshop leader, I’m well-organized, prepared for a variety of learning styles, skilled at course content delivery, able to balance the needs of students at different levels, and dedicated to fostering creativity in the fiber arts community and beyond.