Diné Dyeing Workshop: Mark Deschinny
July 21, 2008 9am – 5pm
Instructor: Mark H. Deschinny
Go on a Field Trip in the beautiful backwoods of Oak Springs or local areas to pick plants and minerals. Prepare plants and minerals; Learn the different applications of Dine colorants on different materials such as Navajo-Churro wool, other sheep wool, horse hair, buckskin, mohair, alpaca, sumac stems and paper; Keep samples of dyed fiber, materials and recipe; Receive a copy of Isabel Deschinny’s dye book, “NATIVE PLANT DYES, Series I: INTRODUCTION” (c) 1984.
– All supplies, dye booklets, tools, fibers, buckskin and mordants provided