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Learn how to create natural dyes from plants! This class will teach you the skills necessary to harvest and prepare dye plants, as well as how to mordant and dye fabric and fibers. We will discuss which parts of the plants are utilized for dyes; ethically harvesting local plants at the ideal time for optimal colors; growing dye plants that best suit your garden space(s); and different methods of mordanting fibers to create a multitude of colors and keep the pigments beautifully saturated in your material. Attendees will participate in dye experiments and will be able to take home samples. Please bring a journal or notebook to class, we will use these to create dye record-keeping books.