Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Waste

February 27, 2021

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February 2021

Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Waste (Virtual)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25 – $35
Close-up of a golden-yellow cloth dyed with onion skins

Learn how to naturally dye fibers and textiles with common kitchen waste materials! Materials such as onion skins and avocado pits are inexpensive, non-toxic, locally-available sources of dye that have the added benefit of reducing food waste. In this hands-on virtual workshop, participants will learn how to make dye baths from yellow onion skins and avocado and will use it to dye cotton, silk, and wool. You will need to have the following supplies for this workshop. It is strongly…

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March 2021

Seed to Linen (Virtual)

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A composite of a photograph of flax in flower and flax retting in the field

Due to its durability, beauty, and versatility, flax has been cultivated to produce linen for more than 10,000 years. Honoring this deep history, we will discuss the growing needs of this fiber plant as well as processing steps and equipment required to get started growing and making your own linen fiber. 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…

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April 2021

Grow Your Dye Garden (Virtual)

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.

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