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Saturday, August 19, 2023

One of the earliest industries of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Sisters was textile production. The Sisters produced large numbers of wool blankets and other textiles with bold stripes and twill patterns created from natural dyes.

Marty Elkin of A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm will take you through a full day of learning to dye with plants. We will tour Shaker Village’s herb garden and surrounding areas in search of colors to use for dyeing. Plants may include marigolds, onion skins, goldenrod, madder root, coreopsis, and indigo. You will leave with skeins of each color and the option to purchase extra skeins in the class of Marty’s farm wool to further explore the wonderful world of natural dye!

Bring or purchase a 2-3 ounce skein of wool yarn to be dyed to take home for yourself or for a gift.

Class size: 10
All levels welcome!

Did you know that current members of The Friends of the Shakers receive $5 off each workshop? Sign up or renew today for your discount!


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Natural Dyes for Wool Workshop
$ 100.00
10 available
FOS Member Discount: Natural Dyes for Wool Workshop
$ 95.00
10 available

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