Learn to create a striking range of blue, yellow, and green by layering indigo and marigold on silk in this hands-on natural dyes workshop.
- Learn about the indigo plant, the process of making a vat, methods of dye extraction, vat maintenance, and examples of historical and contemporary art works, including shibori.
- Learn about growing, harvesting, and making a dye bath using marigold flowers.
- Experiment on silk swatches, practicing techniques to produce different colors and looks.
- Dye a silk scarf to take home with you.
Dye supplies are provided; you’ll just need to bring a few things from home (see the Supplies tab for more information). Enjoy this chance to experiment with color using natural dyes.
COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines.