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$95 2 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Oct 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time

East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Karin Persan

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this dye class:

Forage for your dye from nature, grow some in your garden, or grab from your kitchen! 

In this class we'll discuss why we need to properly prep our fabrics, use natural materials to get lasting colors, and how to use modifiers to change shades or fix your work.  Even some shibori and bundle dyeing. 

Each student will get to dye 3 items, to learn how to bundle dye, stove top, and vat dye. 

Leave knowing how to start your own dye journal, store your dye baths to get the most out of your foraged materials, and where to source materials from earth conscious companies.

All materials will be provided, but students welcome to bring smaller all natural articles that are prewashed in pH balanced soap. (More info with sign up)

(In this class we do not have the time prep or mordant yourselves.  If interested in the full experience, you must sign up for 4 session "World of Natural Dyes.")

COVID Precautions:

All attendees must be masked during class, provide vaccine card, and fill out form send the week of your class

Your teacher is vaccinated and will be masked. If you are hearing impaired, reach out beforehand so a plan can be made for the teacher to give introductory instruction without the mask if lip reading is necessary.

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Refund Policy
48 hours notice for refunds.

24 hours notice for credit to reschedule your date.

Less 24 hours notice we have the right to refuse refund or credit.


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Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

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Directions: I am at 10 Grattan St, off the L train Morgan Ave stop, next to Pine Box Rock Shop. When you arrive, there's a buzzer on my white mailbox. It will take me a minute to gather and get to the door, but if it's more than a minute you can call/text 929-333-7552. If early, there's a coffee shop just down the block where you can hang and caffeinate. Directions: Watch for L train non-sense. Weekend parking is easy.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Karin Persan 1 $95

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Question from Elizabeth W.
Will you be able to learn how to dye leather?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Students can bring materials to sample. But be warned that not all leather will dye. They can add leather info to the regular class discussion. The instructor always asks students prior to the session if there is something they would like to accomplish so the instructor can prepare for each class.
Question from Lauren H.
I'm interested in dying paper, not necessarily fabric. Could I bring an assortment of hand-made, rice, Thai etc.... papers to work with? Thank you. Lauren Hunt
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Lauren! You are welcome to bring papers. The instructor personally does not work with papers, so can’t instruct properly but she is down for the experimentation.
Question from Deanna M.
Will we be dying objects we can take home and use- tea towels, a scarf, or something similar, or will we just be practicing with scrap fabric?
Answer from Nessa G. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The school will provide test fabrics that you can use to track your history with the process, and bandana and kitchen towel size pieces for final works. If you want to bring fabric, you must make sure that it is all natural fiber and pre-washed.

Reviews of Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio (109)

(109 Reviews)
Dyeing with Nature
Reviewed by Micki W. on 1/20/2020
The class was awesome. Karin was great to learn from and super helpful at guiding us along the process. We made beautiful pieces, and I had a blast playing with the dye techniques. I loved the class so much, I immediately signed up for more.
Dyeing with Nature
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/20/2020
Its impressive that so much creative activity is contained in the time of this class. You take home three distinct samples of your experience - two useful pieces of cloth and a beautiful silk scarf - dyed with Karin's fascinating collection of plant/mineral material and her extensive knowledge of techniques. I will pass no plant (only harvesting 30%), and throw nothing in the compost bin without thinking of it's future life as a source for dye. The studio is easy to get to, steps from the L train and a little walk from the M.
Dyeing with Nature
Reviewed by Rutha R. on 12/8/2019
I thought these class was fun. I was disappointed in the amount of work and supplies needed to work in this medium and the fact that the samples washed pale in the first wash. But I learned where I was making mistakes and enjoyed the class. Kerin was a good teacher and answered all my questions. I would take another class with her in the future.
Dyeing with Nature
Reviewed by Cynthia A. on 12/1/2019
The instruction was fantastic! We learned so much in 3 hours, and had 3 dyed pieces to take home. It was a perfect balance of instruction and hands on. Great for beginners or people knowledgeable about dyeing and textiles.
Dyeing with Nature
Reviewed by Josie on 11/7/2019
Can't recommend enough! I've been reading about natural dyeing for quite a while, and the hands on experience really solidified my beginner's journey. Karin is thoughtful with her explanations and clearly knowledgeable about the topic. I felt like I was able to explore creatively and also ask questions when needed. THANK YOU :)
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"Better Than Jam" is the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. The newest space, post Covid, of the same name is now at 10 Grattan Street. There is a small showroom with remnants of the boutique that ran 10+ years that hosted handmade creations of local designers....

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