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Natural Dyes – The Color Green
August 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Join us at Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman, Alabama for a Natural Dyeing Workshop focused on the color green. Nature doesn’t provide many green dyes even though the color is all around. Nature provides lots of yellow dyes – flowers, leaves and onion skins. Join us in learning how to use indigo to make these yellows into greens. Learn how to prepare the fiber and the dyes, and how to over dye to produce greens.
We’ll be dyeing small samples of fiber. You’ll leave with a notebook of samples and descriptions of how to get that shade of green. Pre-registration required by August 14 so send us an email to HsvFiber @gmail.com to reserve your spot. Supply fee: $15, due at beginning of workshop. Exact change or check payable to Huntsville Fiber Guild. Open to adults and youth ages 14 and up.
Dress for the weather, wear a sunhat, closed toe shoes, and bring a sack lunch. We will be working outside with open fires. The workshop leader will bring all the supplies for use in the workshop. Those of us presenting the workshop will be preparing the fiber, dyes and the notebooks in advance. Your pre-registration by August 14 will allow us to have enough supplies so that everyone can participate. If we get full, there will be a Waiting List. Please be considerate: If you pre-register and need to cancel, let us know by August 21 so someone on the Waiting List can have the opportunity to attend.
Directions to Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman, Alabama
Address: 1711 Tally Ho Cullman, AL.
From I-65, take exit 308 onto US 278 East. Turn right onto Talley Ho Street SW, less than 1 mile from the interstate, there is a Sunbeam bread store at this corner. Turn right at the Cullman Bowling Center. You’ll pass the North Alabama Agriplex Heritage Center and the Red Hill School (restored white school building) on the right. Drive through the gate, and just past the Baton Cabin (restored log cabin) on the right, turn right and drive between Peinhardt Living History Farm Museum (a metal building) on the right and another restored log cabin on the left. Park in the gravel parking lot.