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Introduction to Natural Dyeing & Planning a Dye Garden

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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May 18


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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ONSITE | Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn the basics of natural dyeing in this introductory class with fiber artists Joyce Tromba and Pat Strang. Participants will explore how to prepare fiber for dyeing, which plants are best to use for natural dyeing and how to extract color from them. Hands-on time for the class includes setting up a dye pot and  practicing some simple resist techniques for a silk scarf. Then, while our cloth is simmering, we’ll head out to the Arboretum’s Heritage Garden to learn about dye plants commonly grown in Southern Appalachia and discuss ways to incorporate these in your garden planning!

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/