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Natural Plant Dye Workshop in the Garden

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Ashby Community Garden

1376 Ashby Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

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In this two day hands on workshop, I will guide you through the process of natural plant dyeing. Each participant will leave with the experience of preparing the fiber/textiles for dyeing, harvesting of plants, mordanting & after mordandanting processes, and playing with tying & folding fabrics to create patterns. The cost includes 2 silk scarves, all dye materials, and dyed fabric swatches.

On the second day of the workshop, Sunday September 24th (1-3 pm), we will take our dyed fabrics to the next level. This is an optional day but one not to be missed, if possible! We will experiment with after mordanting the fabrics to alter the color from the first dye bath. Often, textiles need several hours or overnight to absorb the dye fully. On Sunday we will also have time to create a swatch booklet to keep a record of the dyes used and how they look different on a variety of fabrics (wool, cotton, silk). Bee creative in the garden!

Healthy snacks will be provided for both days of the workshop- feel free to bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch (this will only be for the first day of the workshop).

Your donation ticket will help support the work of We Bee gardeners, our garden non-profit. Our mission is to support the local urban community in growing organic food economically through offerings of educational workshops, sustainability projects, and hands-on gardening activities. Our intention is to be part of a healthier bio-region by improving the soil and providing pesticide-free habitat for birds, pollinators, plants, and humans.

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