Natural dyes can be made from a variety of wild and cultivated plants. Textile artists Sarah Gotowka (Luna Fibers) and Tracy McLellan will give a presentation on plants that can be used for dyeing fibers and fabrics. The discussion will include native plants and some that can be grown in our gardens, as well as common foods that can be used for dyes. Methods for dyeing with plants on fibers and fabrics will be provided and examples of plant-dyed fibers and fabrics will be shown.
Pre-registration is required. Go to the registration page to register and pay online, or call CCE-Tompkins at 272-2292. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class, and also in the event that a class is postponed or cancelled and we need to contact participants.
$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555