CraftED: Natural Dye Workshop with Tamara Klassen

Natural Dye Workshop with Tamara Klassen


Workshop Description:

In this workshop we will walk through the process of naturally dyeing yarn and textiles with dyes made from plants.  We will discuss proper fibre preparation and mordanting techniques, steps to making a dye bath, color modification, as well as which plants work well as dyes (and which don’t!)  We’ll also explore surface design techniques such as painting and printing with natural dyes and spend some time applying these methods to textiles.

You will go home with a dye journal filled with a variety of naturally dyed fibre samples, hand-painted textiles as well as tons of information that you can apply to your own projects.


Workshop Runs: Sunday, November 17th, 2019

11:00 – 5:00 pm


Registration: $120

  • Registration is non-refundable


Registration deadline: October 31st, 2019


Register Online:

Registration for this class has reached capacity. Please contact for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!



Any questions regarding this workshop? 

Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at or (204) 615-3951.



Meet your Instructor: Tamara Klassen

Tamara Klassen is a textile artist from Southern Manitoba.  After learning to sew from her grandmother at a young age, she developed a love for textiles early on.  Tamara explores natural dye techniques and textile practices from both home and abroad and has studied with artisans in places such as Peru, Mexico, and Laos. Her work reflects a modern perspective on traditional techniques, with a focus on using sustainable, natural materials and dyes.

In addition to participating in several shows and selling her work across Manitoba, Tamara has been teaching classes in textile arts since 2016.