Bloom & Dye
Fresh Cut Color

Workshops

Julie Beeler conceived of the Bloom & Dye workshop series to grow her work and passion to benefit what she values most: curiosity, education, creativity, collaboration, community, and the environment.

Indigo Workshop
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Workshop

Learn the science behind Indigo and experience the magic and beauty of blue with Julie Beeler at her Trout Lake studio and flower farm, Bloom & Dye. Harvest farm fresh indigo, explore Japanese Shibori techniques and create fresh and dried leaf indigo dyed silk scarves and linen dish towels to bring home.

This workshop benefits the Mt. Adams Institute and raises money for scholarships to attend the Cascade Mountain School. The entire fee, less a $10 materials cost, is donated to MSI.

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Indigo Workshop
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Workshop

Learn the science behind Indigo and experience the magic and beauty of blue with Kristie Strasen and Julie Beeler at her Trout Lake studio and flower farm, Bloom & Dye. Harvest farm fresh indigo and play with different wrap techniques to create resist designs. Dye wool, silk and linen fibers in fresh and dried indigo for use in knitting, weaving and other projects at home.

This workshop benefits the Trout Lake School and raises money for the Arts Program. The entire fee, less a $15 materials cost, is donated to the Arts Program at Trout Lake School.

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Botanical Bundle Dye Workshop
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Botanical Bundle Dye Workshop

Learn the science between different plants ‘tinctoria’ while exploring the bounty of natural dyes with Julie Beeler at her Trout Lake studio and flower farm, Bloom & Dye. You’ll harvest farm fresh flowers to create bright bold accent colors, play with Japanese shibori techniques to create patterns and dye a linen table runner to take home using large quantities of flowers for a rich color palette.

This workshop benefits the Mt. Adams Institute and raises money for scholarships to attend the Cascade Mountain School. The entire fee, less a $10 materials cost, is donated to MSI.

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Botanical Bundle Dye Workshop
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Botanical Bundle Dye Workshop

Learn the science between different plants ‘tinctoria’ and explore the bounty of natural dyes with Julie Beeler at her Trout Lake studio and flower farm, Bloom & Dye. You’ll harvest farm fresh flowers to create bright bold accent colors, play with Japanese shibori techniques to create patterns and dye a linen dish towel and pair of napkins to take home using large quantities of flowers for a rich color palette.

This workshop benefits the Mt. St. Helens Institute and raises money for Science Education Programs. The entire fee, less a $10 materials cost, is donated to MSI.

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Natural Dye & Eco Print Workshop
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye & Eco Print Workshop

Join instructors Julie Beeler and Kathy O’Hern for a day of learning how to create natural dyes and eco prints with local plants to design a beautiful silk scarf. We will spend the morning creating natural dye baths from materials grown at Bloom & Dye flower farm in Trout Lake. We will play with different Japanese shibori techniques to create design patterns to use as your base for eco printing. The afternoon will be filled with designing your scarf with local plants to create a richly colored silk scarf with leaves and flowers. While the scarves are in the steamer we will create custom eco print cards for you to take home along with your silk scarf.   

This workshop benefits the Mt. Adams Institute and raises money for scholarships to attend the Cascade Mountain School. $40 of the fee is donated to MSI.

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Natural Dye & Eco Print Workshop
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye & Eco Print Workshop

Join instructors Julie Beeler and Kathy O’Hern for a day of learning how to create natural dyes and eco prints with local plants to design a beautiful silk table runner.  We will spend the morning creating natural dye baths from materials grown at Bloom & Dye flower farm in Trout Lake. We will play with different Japanese shibori techniques to create design patterns to use as your base for eco printing. The afternoon will be filled with designing your table runner with local plants to create a richly colored silk table runner with leaves and flowers. While the table runners are in the steamer we will create custom eco print cards for you to take home along with your silk table runner.

This workshop benefits the Blue Zone Project, which is a community wide well-being improvement initiative and $40 of the fee will be donated to them.

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Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes

Though mysterious, and hard to find, fungi have long been used as natural dyes, yielding some of nature's most vibrant colors. WildCraft is pleased to offer this rare chance to explore mushrooms as a source of natural dye, and we are honored to host artist, farmer, and aspiring mycologist Julie Beeler of Trout Lake, WA as our guide through this process. Beginning with the fundamentals of dye techniques, Julie will engage students in introductory mushroom ID as the group explores the myriad of shades these forest fungi offer us. Students will leave with wool fiber samples in a rainbow of colors, a large hand-dyed silk scarf, and an instructional craft-book that includes mushroom dye recipes. 

Tuition $140. Materials $20. No previous experience necessary, though a fantastic workshop for practicing dyers. Open to students 16 & up. 

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