Introduction to Plant-Based Dyes (In-Person) January 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 10:00AM—3:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $65.00

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Have you wanted to try plant-based dyeing but didn’t know where to begin? In this class, you will learn about the what, why, and how of plant-based dyes before trying it out using dyes grown right here in Minnesota!

We’ll explore multiple methods of plant-based dyeing including bundle dyeing, the practice of enclosing and steaming plants in textiles to extract pigment, along with whole-dyestuff vats using locally grown plants. You will be provided with everything you need to learn with our fantastic instructor, Maddy Bartsch. Maddy has worked with textiles from the farm to the sewing machine and is excited to share her knowledge and love of the natural world with you. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome!

Students are asked to bring the following materials:

  • Apron (or old shirt etc.) and gloves
  • Mask
  • Plastic bag to bring home dyed items
  • A pen or pencil for note taking
  • A snack or bag lunch

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.

Skill Level:  
No experience needed

Location Details:
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
Material Fee: $15
Total Cost: $65

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!