Harvesting Dyes for Winter

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Harvesting Dyes for Winter

Wednesday, July 7 (6:00-8:00pm CT) with Lesley Darling

Level of Instruction
All levels.
$30.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members

Join us for this virtual workshop and learn how to harvest and process dyes from your garden. No garden? We'll talk foraging and sustainable practices as well! Discuss the magical – and sometimes unexpected! – results of freezing and drying, practical tips for space-saving, and "plant" some ideas for next year's garden. This course will focus specifically on plant processing, with dye classes to follow this winter at Vesterheim! 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Folk Art Coordinator Andrew Ellingsen (aellingsen@vesterheim.org) with any questions!

Schedule: The listed class time includes one Zoom session on Wednesday, July 7 (6-8:00 pm CT).

Supplies: You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: June 23, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Lesley Darling

Lesley Darling

Hailing from the Great Plains, Lesley Darling's passion for fiber and folklife has led her on quite the journey, including herding rare-breed sheep in Wales and learning a dying language while knitting with elders in Sweden. In addition to growing and foraging natural dyes, she practices off-road knitting, creates conceptual nature-based garments, and occasionally spins and weaves. She teaches throughout the Midwest and Appalachia and loves to work with beginners and intermediate students with humor while sparking their curiosity for folk culture.