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Event: Natural Dye Workshop

Aug
26

August 26, 2017:Join Megan Roach, co-founder of Parliament and maker of Adventure Textiles, for a morning of foraging and dyeing at Blandford Nature Center.

This workshop will start with a small walk around the grounds of Blandford as we identify and gather dye materials.  We will also go on a tour of the Adventure Textiles Dye Garden, located in Blandford’s community garden space, to gather flowers for the dye pots.
The rest of the workshop will take place at the classroom space by the barn and go over proper dye procedures for dyeing with nuts, barks and flowers.  This will be followed by a dye bath in which each participant will dye enough cotton and wool fiber (either yarn or fabric) to fill in a dye journal of recipes from the day’s foraging and dyeing adventure.  A vintage hanky will also be provided to each student to over dye in their favorite foraged color.

Where: Blandford Nature Center Visitor’s Center

Date: Saturday August 26, 2017

Time: 9:30am-2:00 pm

Cost: This program is $50.

Program for participants ages 15+.
Registration is required; click below to hold your spot today.

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