Natural Fabric Dyeing

with Edie Ure

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Zapata Ranch

July 24 – 31, 2022

Learn the art of botanical dyes and foraging with designer and textile artist Edie Ure.

The Program

Forage natural materials from Zapata Ranch and the surrounding San Luis Valley to produce dyes from indigo, rabbitbrush, pinecones, cottonwood bark, and other plant materials. Dye fabrics and learn how to create natural color palettes. Create your own unique silk bandanas, linen bags, or tablecloths.

When not in the studio, enjoy hikes, horseback riding, bison tours, and gourmet food.

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About Edie Ure

Edie Ure is a born and raised Londoner who, after graduating with a Fashion and Textiles degree from Central St. Martins worked as a designer in Milan and Paris, later moving to New York to work for Ralph Lauren. In New York she co-designed a children’s wear line with Ulla Johnson and created prints for many major fashion brands.

While her children were still little, her family left Brooklyn and moved to Boulder, Colorado, where she now lives with her son, daughter and dog Levon. She works as a sustainable fashion educator, teaching natural dyeing from her home and internationally. Ure also collaborates with eminent designers like Ryan Roche, Brother Vellies, Misha and Puff and Awave Awake, for natural dye development and production. Utilizing the local ecosystem to gather flowers, bark, leaves, roots, vegetables and minerals, she creates color palettes without the use of harmful toxins.

Color is key to her work, believing that it conveys warmth and spirit and taps into something emotionally deeper than trends. Her aim is to make things that have an impact on the user but not the earth.

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$3150 and include all activities, instruction, and meals. Tax and gratuity not included.

10% of profits from the workshop will be donated to the Community Wildfire Fund through Colorado Gives, to assist those impacted by the December 2021 fires in Boulder County, Edie’s local community.

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Zapata Ranch

Set back in a shady cotton woodgrove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies the historic Zapata Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have an elegant southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home. All rooms have individual tiled bathrooms and views that are private, peaceful, and beautiful in any season.

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