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Sat, Sep 10


Foster Farm

Explorations in Natural Dyeing

A rainbow's worth of immersion dyeing with natural dyes and natural fibers.

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Explorations in Natural Dyeing
Explorations in Natural Dyeing

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT – Sep 11, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT

Foster Farm, 22 Loud Lane, Warner, NH, USA


About the event

In this workshop we’ll explore a variety of natural dyes: some wild ones like goldenrod, some that you can grow in your gardens like madder and onion, and one or two that are a little more exotic (insect dyes anyone?). Come join us, and learn an ancient craft, in good company. We’ll practice two types of immersion dyeing for wool yarn. We’ll dye with an alum mordant, which works well for all protein fibers, and we’ll dye with indigo, which uses a different method of dyeing appropriate for all natural fibers.  You’ll leave with a bundle of colorful skeins, a new skill, and inspiration for a winter's worth of knitting and a summer's worth of gardening. 

Prin van Gulden has been growing dye plants and dyeing her yarn and wool for spinning for more than 15 years. She is passionate about teaching others to develop these skills and relationships with plants and their craft.

Limited to 8 participants.

Cost: $200

NOTE** This is a two-day workshop. Both days will be from 10 am-4 pm. 

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Scholarship info: We want to make these workshops as accessible as possible. If the cost is prohibitive to you for any reason, please reach out to Ellie at to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Classes will all be taught outside under a tent, with a backup plan in case of rain. The location at Foster Farm is rustic, and participants should be comfortable being outdoors for the full day. Please bring your own lunch and anything else you need to be comfortable. Seating will be provided and there is a composting outhouse. 

Contact Ellie Brown at with any questions.


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