Photograph by Permacouture Institute
Most people don’t give much thought to the color of their clothing, or how its dyes were produced. But Bay Area artist Sasha Duerr certainly does. She’s become a preeminent authority on using seasonal, foraged flowers, herbs, berries, barks, nuts, and more to create natural pigments and mordants that are renewable, biodegradable, and free of toxic petrochemicals.
Further tying edibles into her art, she has developed a “Dinner to Dye For” series, which allows guests to fashion their own naturally dyed textile art while sipping colorful cocktails and enjoying a family-style meal that incorporates the same ingredients used to create the dyes. Previously held in San Francisco and London, this will be the first time Duerr has hosted a “Dinner to Dye For” gathering in L.A.
By partnering with Culver City based community group Your Local Hive, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be directed toward growing urban school gardens. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here.
Dinner to Dye For | Sunday, November 11 | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. A-1, Santa Monica