Silk Dyeing
Using Native Plants

For the first time at the Tavaputs Ranch we will be offering to you the art of “Silk Dyeing Using Native Plants” from the splendid Tavaputs Plateau! And a textile artist from southeastern Utah will be our instructor for this one-day workshop.

Our instructor is Tiger Keogh, born in Colorado but raised in Moab, Utah. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers with an emphasis in weaving, finishing her thesis at a month’s long internship at a jacquard weavery near Florence, Italy. Learning about, and then figuring out the structure of complex woven fabrics may be her most delightful mental exercise, even today. Her handwork consists of crochet, wire sculpture, tailoring, indigo/plant dyeing and batiking, knitting, basket weaving, wood carving and much more. She began teaching in 1982 through the Waldorf/Steiner education system specializing in handwork/textiles for all ages and has become her dream-come-true career path. She loves teaching and she loves textiles.

This one-day workshop will include transportation to the top of the Tavaputs Plateau to the ranch, a guided walk to gather native plants in the area, lunch, class instruction from Tiger, and your return later that afternoon. Each student will receive a square yard of unhemmed silk to practice on, plus a large, medium and small scarf to dye on. There will also be additional yardage and scarves to purchase if you’d like! (It is addicting!!)

Three dates for the one-day workshop are July 26, 27 or 28, 2022. Price for this class is $150.00 and reservations are a must with $100.00 deposit to keep your seat. Limited to 10 so reply soon! Please mail to Tavaputs Ranch, PO Box 1736, Price, Utah 84501.