“Tales from the Dye Vat: A history of natural dyes”
July 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Tickets are available – $10
Prior to 1859 our ancestors used an amazing color palette of natural dyes. Pirates, smuggling, trade routes, death, and slavery are all part of the unvarnished history of natural dyeing. Trade of natural dyes, especially those grown in the United States, will be hi-lighted.
Gina will give an overview of the rich history and uses of natural dyes and dyeing. She will also address current uses of natural dyes in areas other than the fiber industry.
Gina Levesque descends from a rich heritage of fiber artists. She is a biologist by training and profession who chose to dive into the natural dye rabbit hole over twenty years ago. She has taught classes on natural dyes and dyeing throughout the country. Always eager to share information, she will be giving the Friday night talk for the opening of Fiber Christmas in July 2021.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Dinner
6:45 pm – Door Prizes
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Gina Levesque