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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.