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Fall Into Dyeing with Jack Paltanen

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fall Into Dyeing with Jack Paltanen of Blue Trillium Textiles

Using natural dye practices firmly rooted in the techniques of the Venetian Renaissance, Jack Paltanen will guide participants through a variety of dye techniques culminating in a harmonious palette of twelve colours on Ontario processed merino wool. A variety of local, and historic dyes will be used, including, walnut, sumac, madder, weld or goldenrod, and a natural blue. He will also cover dye safety, yarn prep for wool, vat set-up, and current best practices for foraging dyestuffs. Primary Book Reference: The Plictho by Gioanventura Rosetti (1548).

Jack Paltanen is an Ontario-based contemporary textile artist. His practice is rooted in European historical dye traditions, trees, weaving and embroidery. Find @Bluetrilliumtextiles on Instagram and Facebook.

This is an in-person dyeing workshop at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
Sunday September 22, 2024 10am – 3pm
Registration Fee: EHS members: $70, non-members: $90
Materials fee: $35 payable to instructor

Email EHSWorkshops@gmail.com to register

Fall into Dyeing Flyer (pdf)


September 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Dr.
Etobicoke, ON M9C 1V7 Canada
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