Natural Dyes: The Farmscape as Color Wonderland

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Natural Dyes: The Farmscape as Color Wonderland

Learn how to get started with both growing your own dye garden and dyeing fabric using plants.

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Alemany Farm 700 Alemany Blvd San Francisco, CA 94112

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Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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The Farmscape as Color Wonderland

This workshop introduces you to a variety of plants you can use to make color, providing you with the basic information on supplies needed, choice of plants and fibers, and growing plants from seed. Walk the late summer farmscape and learn to read it as a color palette. You are invited to experiment with plant dyes made from the Alemany Farm Dye Garden, taking home a jar of dyestuff, freshly-dyed lengths of fabric along with basic instructions, and a bibliography for handy at-home reference.

Please note: This is an introductory workshop. If you have some experience and are looking for more advanced instruction, this workshop may not be for you.

LisaRuth Elliott, a Friends of Alemany Farm Auxiliary member and farm volunteer since 2010, is a visual and fiber artist, weaver and creator of textiles, and public muralist. Learn more about her work at and follow her urban and color making adventures on Instagram: @lisaruthcreates and @sfurbanwanderer

SUGGESTED DONATION: $35 per person which includes a $10 material fee; no one turned away for lack of funds. Our workshops are donation-based and support the farm. Please give at the suggested level or higher if you are able. 


What should I bring with me? 

  • Please wear layers, sun protection and sturdy shoes.
  • water bottle 

Can I get there with public transportation?

Yes, please see the Get Involved page on our website. If you plan to take BART, please use the directions provided in the link above (Google walking directions can lead you astray). 

Is there parking?

Yes there is limited parking on the farm (on the gravel drive inside the fence). There is also street parking on Alemany Blvd and Ellsworth streets and in the surrounding neighborhood by St Mary Rec Center.

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