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BeltLine Arboretum Workshop: Natural Dyeing

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free

Create natural dyes using trees and plants found throughout our neighborhoods. Lead by Jacob McDonald, Trees Atlanta’s BeltLine Arboretum Assistant Coordinator. Jacob will teach a quick history of indigenous tribes’ use of these plants to create dyes. Finally, we will learn the process of dyeing cotton and canvas. (How to collect the plants, how to simmer/boil, what binders to use, etc.)

Come prepared to dye something of yours! Please bring an article of clothing or fabric of choice (t-shirt, scarf, etc.). Cotton and canvas works best, and preferably white. Prior to this event, please wash the item in hot water without any fabric softeners or cleaners (and dried without softeners/additives).

Jacob will lead the group through the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum to identify potential sources of dyes. (Remember, never cut or remove any plant materials, limbs or leaves off trees that are in the Arboretum, please!) We will be walking a bit, so bring water and comfy shoes. If you have a favorite pair of hand pruners please bring them, but if not they will be provided! Distancing and masks will be required.

Details

Date:
April 24, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.treesatlanta.org/get-involved/events/beltline-arboretum-workshop-natural-dyeing-a2B5w000001TYdWEAW

Organizer

Trees Atlanta
Email:
education@treesatlanta.org
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Other

Audience
Families
Requires Advance Registration
Yes
Cost
$0

Venue

Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Avenue SE
Atlanta, 30316 United States
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Details

Date:
April 24, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.treesatlanta.org/get-involved/events/beltline-arboretum-workshop-natural-dyeing-a2B5w000001TYdWEAW

Organizer

Trees Atlanta
Email:
education@treesatlanta.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Audience
Families
Requires Advance Registration
Yes
Cost
$0

Venue

Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Avenue SE
Atlanta, 30316 United States
+ Google Map