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Plant Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes

Richmond Grows & Richmond Public Library

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Richmond, CA

Plant Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes

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Plant Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes  CLASS FULL
Learn how to make brilliant colors from your local environment with natural dyer and permaculturist Deepa Natarajan. In this two-hour workshop you will learn the basic principles of natural dyes, mordanting, medicinal dyes, making patterns on cloth and flower printing.  You will get to take home samples in a range of colors and fibers. No experience necessary. 

 
About Deepa

Deepa has worked with plants and people at the UC Botanical Garden for a 5 years putting on their public education programs. During this time she cultivated her love of gardening and natural dyes. She has travelled to South India several times during that period learning from master dyers and teaching workshops on local natural dyes. She is currently working with the Permacouture Institute to partner with local seed banks and tag seeds for their fiber & dye properties. 

You can read about her plant adventures on her plantspeople blog here.

 

 

Have questions about Plant Colors: An Introduction to Natural Dyes? Contact Richmond Grows & Richmond Public Library

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Richmond Public Library Community Room
325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA

Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)


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