Collect flowers, leaves, branches, and roots in nature, and boil them to make a natural dye liquor. Thereafter, use your handmade dye to dye silk or other materials.
1．Collect natural materials for dying (30 minutes)
Collect leaves, stems, roots, and nuts in Satoyama, outskirt of country, around the Kominka, an old Japanese-style house. (In some cases, we will prepare them due to time constraints)
2．Boil the plants (60 minutes)
Burn firewood in the stove inside the old house to boil water in a big pot. Put the collected plants into the pot, boil and extract the essence to make dye liquor.
3．Dying (60 minutes)
Soak a stole or other materials into the dying liquor to color the material.
4．Drying (60 minutes)
Dry the dyed stole or other materials in the sun.
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Natural dye making and dyeing experience
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Hotaru no sato no Kominka Oogisu
1285 Oogisu, Nasukarasuyama-shi, Tochigi 321-0613