ONLINE | Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Francesca Carella Arefingo

10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
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Jul 24, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
1pm - 4pm

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Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Online Workshop with Visiting Artist Francesca Carella Arefingo

During this weekend natural dyeing workshop, Artist Francesca Carella Arefingo will show you the magic of colour extraction from waste products. This online workshop is designed for those in search of an accessible entry point to natural dyeing on plant-based fibres and requires no previous experience.

You will learn basic safety considerations for dyeing, the difference between plant and animal fibers and how to prepare each of them, and how to dye using two different methods. Learn to identify dyestuffs that can be gathered from your own kitchen scraps, from friends and neighbours, or from local businesses. Become familiar with common dye plants that can be found in the urban environments and learn how to forage ethically and sustainably. Dye a variety of fabrics (cellulose-based fibres only) and garments (take a dig through your closet!) by using waste and turning it into gold.

The experiments in this workshop will enable your own self guided exploration moving forward by providing the basic knowledge you need and a list of resources to continue your studies in natural dyeing.

*No experience is necessary, this class is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register. 

Note: All online sessions will be recorded to capture the demonstration and will be sent to registered participants so they can view and rewatch at their leisure after the session.

July 24 & 25, 2021 // 1pm – 4pm MDT
1 Weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
Francesca Carella Arefingo //
$100 (Supplies are not included, but are required for participation. Certain items are available at SNAP here)
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
Online session held through Zoom

Supply Information: 

Please view the supply list to be aware of the items required for your participation: Introduction to Natural Dyeing Supply List

SNAP staff are happy to advise on substitutions or alternate supply sources as needed. If the additional supply costs are a barrier to your full participation please be in touch with [email protected] and we will offer options and accommodations based on your needs.

SNAP has the necessary mordanting supplies available for sale to those who are able to pick up in Edmonton, mailed mordanting supplies can also be arranged in advance.


COVID-19 Notice

SNAP has implemented a number of health and safety measures to protect all users, please find more information here: SNAP Education H&S Procedures & Cancelation Policy

For further information on SNAP courses and workshops, registration and fees, please contact SNAP.

Apply for assistance with a SNAP Scholarship:

If financial barriers are holding you back from taking this course, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about this program.

Cancellation Policy (NEW!): 

In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.

If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.

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This course has passed and cannot be registered for. Contact SNAP for more information.