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Eco Dyeing - Dyeing Naturally” Dye Workshop 2022

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Ali Strebel  Tipp City, Ohio   

Dates:  Evening – Friday, August 19, 2022
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Member $55.00
Supply Fee: $80.00 - payable to teacher prior to class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Dye Kitchen
Teacher’s Website:  



Eco-dyeing-wool-pouch-Ali-Strebel-workshop-2022Eco or Natural Dyeing is accomplished using plant material and can be done in a number of different methods to get many different and wonderful results.

Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plant sources such as—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other biological sources such as fungi.

This workshop is a basic introduction into one natural dyeing technique. Perfect for those who have never dyed before or wish to try natural dyeing vs chemical dyes. The supplies, equipment and technique will be covered.

It’s a hands-on dye workshop, so students will gain first-hand experience in natural dyeing. While your piece is simmering away in the dye pot, Ali will provide you with a 2nd piece of wool – which has already been dyed using this method. This way, you won’t waste a moment of class time, she will discuss uses for naturally dyed wool, and show you how to embellish this piece with stitching, add a handmade pottery button, and then sew it into a small decorative pouch, perfect for holding your rug hooks.

Eco-dyeing-wool-panel-Ali-Strebel-workshop-2022The photos are some examples of different Eco Dyed pouches that Ali has made, along with other pieces she has created using this dye method. As you can see, the results are unique and vary greatly.

Students will take home a completed 7” x 8” Eco Dyed pouch along with an Eco dyed piece of wool, ready to finish into a 2nd pouch or one of Ali’s other creative finishes.

Eco-dyeing-wool-art-panel-Ali-Strebel-workshop-2022Teacher will contact students prior to class:

Level: Everyone welcome, no prior dyeing knowledge or experience required.   

Supply fee description:  2 pieces of 7” x 16” Wool (one dyed, one ready to dye), plant material, pottery button, embellishing thread, and instructional hand-out with methods and recipes.

Students Need to Bring: Scissors, needles, and pins. Option: Needles and pins will be for sale in class. Please note: students may wish to wear an apron or old cloths, to prevent stains.

Eco-dyeing-wool-leaves-panel-Ali-Strebel-workshop-2022Bio: Ali has been teaching fiber art nationally and internationally since 1986. Her business, Ali Strebel Designs, is located in Dayton, Ohio; where she sells the extensive line of books and patterns she has published as well as hand dyed wool, yarn, roving and other fiber art supplies. She has also developed a line of fiber and fiber art inspired jewelry.

Beside her own books, Ali’s work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine’s Designs for Primitive Hookers, The Wool Street Journal, and numerous other publications.



Gallery Talk registration may be completed in person at Founder’s Hall Information Table, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment will be accepted.

“Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach ($65 fee, evening class, Thursday, August 17) is the only class with additional openings. Registration will be accepted in person at the Founder’s Hall Information Table up until noon on Thursday, August 17th.

Thank you for making this a SOLD OUT year for so many of our classes.