WORKSHOP: Solidago rigida This native plant is a natural source of beautiful shades of yellow. Goldenrod is incredibly easy to grow: drought tolerant, not fussy about soil, and prolific with blooms. It's also an excellent pollinator; plant extra for the bees.
In this class, we’ll talk about growing goldenrod from seed and how to dye with it. Learn about important steps in the natural dyeing process: scouring, mordants, aftercare. Discover techniques for creating designs and modifying colors.
We'll also discuss this plant's historic use and medicinal value.
Leave with a packet of seeds and growing tips, a booklet with detailed instructions for creating natural dyes with goldenrod, and ingredients for scouring + mordanting. Enjoy tea + good company, as well as a 15% discount in the shop; natural dyeing books, supplies, and ingredients are available for purchase. Bring a friend! Buy 2 tickets and save $10.
Wednesday, March 25 from 6 - 8pm OR Saturday, March 28 from 11 - 1pm