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LOCAL COLOR: DYEING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

  • Helms Design Center 8745 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA, 90232 United States (map)

Come explore the hidden color in our landscape by learning about native plants and their potential for dyeing. We will discuss how to forage local plants responsibly as well as how to broaden your color palette using modifiers. Participants will come away with a selection of botanically-dyed samples as well as a finished textile and instructions on how to repeat the process at home. All materials provided.

BIO: Trudy Barnes received her BA with Honors in History of Science and Anthropology from the University of Florida and her BA with Honors from the Welsh School of Architectural Glass in Swansea, Wales. Barnes has exhibited her work internationally at New Designers in London and the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. U.S. exhibitions include the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and Kala in Berkeley.

Barnes has received residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Women’s Studio Workshop, and Kala Institute. She has also been awarded several scholarships and awards. She has been commissioned to create work for private residences in the Greater Bay Area. Themes of landscape and making connections to place inform the conceptual development of her studio practice. Trudy currently lives and works in Glendale, CA.

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