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botanical dye workshops

There's a wide variety of ways to discover the color hidden in so many plants! Be the first to hear about 2024 workshops by joining my email list. 

I'm finalizing my workshop schedule for 2024, but am happy to announce "Painting with Flowers" in Durango on March 24! To register and for more info, please select from the menu following the description and photos.

Painting with Flowers

Literally! I’ll bring a palate of natural color from my dye garden in Mancos for you to make your own “painted” organic cotton bandana. Hosted by Durango Sustainable Goods, March 24 from 1-3, $70

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Workshop details & sign up

A look back at 2023  workshops

Dyeing Easter Eggs

I gave this free class at the Dolores Public Library a few days before Easter. Super fun, super easy!

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Solar Dye Baths and Felting

The Animas Grange hosted a wool festival in May for local artisans to show and sell their wares. I gave a hands-on felting demo with solar-dyed wool roving.

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Shibori Tea Towels

Durango Sustainable Goods hosted my Shibori workshop in July, and everyone created a beautifully patterned tea towel to take home.

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Block Printing with Botanical Inks

Katie of Mesa Verde Lavender led this workshop at Bluebird Dye Gardens, where folks gathered flowers, drew them and cut rubber stamps, then applied botanical inks made from my flowers for a take-home set of cards.

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Foraging and Eco-printing

 For this workshop we all hiked around my farm foraging for native dye plants. Nadene of Idyllwilde led the eco-printing portion, using iron blankets for a dramatic effect with some tannin-rich plants.

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Stencil printing & botanical inks

Nadene of Idyllwilde led folks through the process of making stencils and botanical inks with flowers from the dye garden. Each person made two unique stenciled cloth napkins to take home.

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