Join us for an afternoon at the farm exploring Natural Dyeing! Dyeing fibers with natural plant dyes is a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable way of obtaining beautiful colors for your textiles. Learn how to do it yourself! We will talk about various ways of obtaining your dyes: harvesting them from the wild, growing them in your garden, picking them up at your grocery produce aisle, or ordering them online. We will then go through the dyeing process step-by-step, and discuss the materials and the tools of the trade. And then the best part – we’ll dye some wool and silk, pulling gorgeous colors out of the vats. The class fee covers the materials and sample yarns or silk for you to bring home.
$40/person, includes all materials and take-home sample of wool or silk
Location: Tenderfoot Farm, 25 min west of Asheville. Address: Frog Holler Cv, Canton, NC 28716
Mari Stuart (PhD) is an ecological landscape designer, teacher, writer and urban homesteader living in Asheville, NC. She is the founder of Project Grounded, which helps people to connect with the regenerative agriculture movement through their daily choices. Mari has taught urban homesteading and natural dyeing classes for several years, and co-facilitated the first Permaculture Design Course in the Midlands of South Carolina. She holds a PhD in Asian religions from Harvard University. In 2016, she quit her academic job, enrolled in a six-month Ecological Landscaper training at the Permaculture Skills Center in California, and never looked back. Mari's website: groundedlife.co
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