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Dyeing with Summer Flowers
Join natural dyer, gardener, and ethnobotanist Deepa Natarajan for a virtual dye demo highlighting summer flowers. Dyeing with flowers can be incredibly rewarding as these little punches of color work their magic quickly on cloth!

Plant highlights will come from Deepa and co-author Helen Krayenhoff's book "10 Plants for Color" with a handful of other seasonal surprise plants from Farm Alley Flowers. We'll cover some history of dyeing, fiber preparation, plant selection and go through the process of dyeing up cloth with summer flowers.

This will be a fun and easy introduction to the wonders of natural dyeing. Participants will be invited to submit questions. Webinar ends at 12:15 pm.

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This webinar is part of a series that will be streaming live via Zoom from the Fibershed Learning Center, a multi-use space to demonstrate and provide hands-on connections to natural fiber and dye systems. The Learning Center will open later this year in Point Reyes Station, California, on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok and within the historic Black Mountain Ranch property.

Proceeds from each event support the class instructor and contribute to Fibershed for educational programming. A portion of the proceeds from each virtual event will also be shared with a local and mission-aligned non-profit organization, selected by the instructor. Currently scheduled online events are listed on our Learning Center page at fibershed.org/programs/education/learningcenter/

A video of the webinar will be made available to webinar registrants within approximately one week of the event.

Jul 11, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Deepa Natarajan
Deepa Natarajan is a member of the Northern California Fibershed community, co-author of "10 Plants for Color: A Simple Guide to Growing and Using Natural Dye Plants" with Helen Krayenhoff, producer"Verdant Color: The Bay Area Natural Dye Journal," and organized the annual Fiber & Dye Exhibit at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley for 15 years. Deepa is an ethnobotanist and avid gardener. In Deepa’s words: “I believe that gardens can be a source of all things we need, from foods to medicines, garments to shelters, beauty, and inspiration.”