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Saturday, July 29, 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. We will focus on using local Yellows (including coreopsis) and indigo (yellows, blues, and greens). 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!

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Natural Dyes for Wools: Yellows, Greens & Blues
$ 100.00
8 available
FOS Discount: Natural Dyes for Wools: Yellows, Greens & Blues
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$ 95.00
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