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VIRTUAL Dyes from the Garden

Saturday, August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration ended: Friday, August 14

Instructor: Tara Morton

$10 – $40

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Materials saved from the landfill:
natural fibers

Skills you’ll learn:
natural textile dyeing with seasonal plants

Natural dyes are a beautiful and sustainable way to bring color to textiles. In this workshop, Perennial Programs Director + Missouri Master Naturalist Tara Morton will show you how to create dye baths from plants grown in Perennial’s educational dye garden. Participants will learn how to process a few in-season plants, like Marigold and Black-Eyed Susan, to create hand-dyed fabrics of various colors. Participants will leave with a test strip from each dye bath to keep for future reference. We will also provide a few larger pieces of fabric made of 100% natural fibers (white cotton, silk, or wool) that have been prepared in alum, and participants will leave with those also.

This is a virtual class that will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive information about how to participate prior to the class. You may pickup a kit of materials, including fabric, plants, and rubberbands on Friday, August 14 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The refundable Tools Deposit will cover rental of two dye cooking pots, but you will need a stove at home to participate in the workshop.


Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.


Saturday, August 15
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $40
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis,MO63118United States


Tara Morton
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