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Event: Dyeing for Color: Milkweed

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Location: 2289 County Park Drive

Cost: FREE

Contact: Website or 573.290.5218


Golds, greens, yellows, browns, and maybe an orange, peach, or red. In celebration of “A Year in Color” Cape Nature Center is offering a monthly class focused on dyeing fiber with materials you can find and harvest nearby. Each month we’ll explore a new plant (or mushroom), how and when it can be harvested, and how it can be used to create a natural palette. This program is intended for anyone interested in dyeing with natural materials regardless of experience level; attendance every month is not required. At the end of the series you’ll have the opportunity to create something with the fiber you’ve dyed. For May our feature plant is common milkweed. We will take time during this class to harvest milkweed; however, the area we’ll harvest from is accessible from a sidewalk. Because this program goes over the lunch hour you are welcome to bring your own bag lunch. All materials will be supplied including fiber. However, if you prefer to bring your own fiber we’ll dye up to100g additional animal-based fiber. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color” this program earns a wild bead.