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STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise

100 Russell Drive

Star, NC 27356

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Learn about the world of natural dyes and how to maintain your very own dye garden. Explore the garden at STARworks and surrounding area to learn about the native and non-native plants that grow well in North Carolina gardens that can be used to dye fabric. Participants will harvest flowers and make at least two dye baths to showcase the colors you can gather from nature. Feel free to bring a small skein of yarn or a piece of cloth you would like to dye. Particpants who don't bring their own will still leave with a small sample of dyed cloth.

Instructor Kelsy Magnuson discovered textiles while attending Warren Wilson College in Swannonoa, NC. She worked on the Fiber Arts Crew at Warren Wilson, and taught workshops to fellow students and faculty. She also made functional textiles to sell at events and craft fairs. In 2016, Kelsey was awarded Outstanding Student Award by the Surface Design Association. She was the Head of Weaving at a small girls camp in Maine and spent four months traveling the country to perform puppet shows at elementary schools with Red Herring Puppets of Asheville. Kelsey is interested in natural dying, which uses plants to produce color on her textiles to create pieces that are unique to the area she's working in.

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