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Grow Your Dye Garden (Virtual)

April 3, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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A garden with several rows of dye plants

This workshop is dedicated to the dye plants that can be cultivated in our region. We will talk about historical uses of these dyes and discuss what you need to know about planting and maintaining your color garden. When do you plant, how far do you space the plants, how much to plant, what parts of the plant give dye, etc.

This workshop will take place online. Registrants will receive an email with a link to the Zoom event.

Instructor: Melanie Wilder

Melanie Wilder is a weaver, spinner and natural dyer. She has spent the past 20 years dedicated to learning and teaching, living in the Asheville, NC area where she runs the fiber program at Warren Wilson College. She is interested in exploring how process crosses into our daily living and how intentional choices can help shape our footprint on the future. This involves the yearly rhythm of growing fibers and dyes and how the textiles made from these plants create ritual and meaning. Fascinated by historical uses and fiber techniques from across the globe and the context in which we use this information as we move forward as contemporary weavers and makers, she hopes to inspire those she works with to find their voice within the world of fiber.



April 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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