Mexican Fiber Arts: Natural Dyes, Traditional Weaving & Embroidery

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Mexican Fiber Arts: Natural Dyes, Traditional Weaving & Embroidery

April 19 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 4:00 pm

$60 – $180

This unique 3-day offering is a collaboration between the Mexican Folk Art Collective and Driftless Curiosity – the organizations who brought you the Driftless Region’s Día de Muertos Celebration. Special guest artist from Mexico, Nadia Figueroa, will lead workshops on natural dyes and traditional weaving. On Friday, we will use dried marigold petals from the 2023 Dia de Muertos Celebration, as well as other natural dyes like brazilwood, indigo, and grana cochinilla, to teach color recipes that have been passed down for generations in Mexico. On Saturday and Sunday, Nadia will use a small wooden frame hip loom to teach two simple designs using traditional weaving techniques and Andrea will lead a class on Mexican Embroidery. Each participant will go home with a piece they create. Nadia is a fashion designer from Mexico City who specializes in “slow fashion” and has dedicated her time to researching the original dye recipes of the Florentine Codex from the Central part of Mexico. Instruction will be given in Spanish and translated into English, with multiple translators available to assist throughout the weekend, making this offering a great language immersion experience as well!

Natural Dyes Only (SOLD OUT) 4/19/24 $60.
Traditional Weaving Only (SOLD OUT) 4/20/24 & 4/21/24 $120.
Embroidery Only 4/20 & 4/21 $60/$120 (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Mexican Fiber Arts Full Weekend 4/19/24 – 4/21/24 $180 (SOLD OUT)
Email [email protected] with questions.


April 19 @ 10:00 am
April 21 @ 4:00 pm
$60 – $180


Driftless Curiosity
VIOLA, WI 54664-8847 United States
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