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Dyes from the Garden

Thursday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Tara Morton

$28 – $35

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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, 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 (subject to change based on what is in season), to create hand-dyed fabrics in colors such as yellow, olive green, red, and pink. Participants will be able to create test strips from each dye bath to keep for future reference. We will also provide a few larger pieces of fabric made of 100% natural white cotton that have been prepared in a mordant, and participants will learn some dye resist techniques as well as the use of an iron modifier to change the dye color results.

This is an in-person class that will take place outside in Perennial’s education garden. You will be assigned your own socially distanced work station, and will be encouraged to wear a mask while you are here. Our full policies can be found here.


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.


Thursday, August 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$28 – $35
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis,MO63118United States


Tara Morton