White Pine Presentation January 20

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm PST, White Pine ChapterPresenter: Eva Strand, University of IdahoProgram: Dyeing Wool with Idaho Native Plants

Native plants growing in your back yard or along your favorite hiking trail can likely be used to dye wool and other natural fibers. Plants generally produce soft colors in shades of yellow, green and brown; less commonly pink or purple. Colors can be modified by pre-treating the fiber with a mordant, a substance that helps bind the dye to the fiber. In this presentation Eva Strand combines her passion for Idaho’s native plants and ecosystems with the joy of experimenting with plant material and mordants to dye wool fiber that can be used for knitting or weaving.