Wild Colors – Natural Dyeing with Local Plants – SOLD OUT

  • Natural Dyes
    June 24, 2017
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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You’ve chopped down the tansy, pulled the buckthorn, and trimmed the poplars. Now what do you do with it all?

In this class, you’ll learn things like how to turn this invasive, unwelcome buckthorn…


…into beautiful colors like this!

Natural Dyes with the Duluth Folk School


We will experiment with natural dye materials you can find in your own back yard and garden, learn how to prepare different dyes, and learn how to use modifiers to expand the range of colors. If there’s time and interest, we’ll wander through the woods a bit to identify a few natural materials you can use

Natural Dyes with the Duluth Folk School

Registration Includes

  • Quality instruction
  • 5 skeins of merino yarn (100 yards per student)
  • alum mordant
  • vinegar
  • ammonia
  • dye baths
  • hot plates
  • microwave
  • pots
  • tongs
  • spoons
  • buckets
  • bags for finished yarn
  • handouts

Skill Level

No prior experience necessary

You should bring…

Depending on the weather, we may walk around in Lester Park, so clothes/footwear conducive to walking may be a good idea.



2940 Seven Bridges Rd, Duluth, Minnesota, 55804, United States

Lester Amity Chalet

Lester Amity Chalet

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