TA190 - Natural Plant Dying Workshop

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TA190 Plant Dying Eliz Perry.jpg
TA190 Plant Dying Eliz Perry 2.jpg
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TA190 - Natural Plant Dying Workshop

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Join Native American artist Elizabeth James-Perry for an enjoyable hands-on workshop as she uses plants, flowers and nut husks on wool and other fibers to get non-toxic, permanent colors from sustainably harvested sources. Yarns, mordants and dyes are supplied, participants will take yarn home for their own projects or incorporate it in the woven pouch project.

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Elizabeth James Perry is a resident of Dartmouth, and an enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head - Aquinnah, located by the richly colored clay cliffs of Martha’s Vinyard -Noepe.  As a member of a Nation that has lived on and harvested the sea since ancient times, Elizabeth’s perspective on relating to the North Atlantic is a combination of coastal Algonquian culture, traditional beliefs and contemporary Marine Science.  She is a multi-medium traditional and contemporary artist taught by her mother Patricia James-Perry and other talented and inspirational family members.  Much of Elizabeth’s work focuses on the early Native Culture of the Northeastern Woodlands, including ancient wampum shell carving and reviving natural dye techniques to create a traditional palette for her finger woven sashes, bags and baskets.  Elizabeth represents Wampanoag traditions in her writing, in her exhibit designs and occasionally through intensive community weaving and dye workshops for organizations like the Evergreen College Longhouse.  She also has a degree in Marine Science from UMass Dartmouth.

  • $20 materials fee to be paid to teacher at start of workshop.

  • Tuesday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • March 26