Growing and Using Natural Dyes

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Natural dyes are an environmentally friendly way to add color to your world. Harvesting those dyes from your own garden to use adds another dimension of sustainability. In this class we will cover how to start your garden with seeds, cuttings, and plants, soils, how to locate sources for these materials, growing patterns of each plant, when to harvest for the best dye baths, how to preserve materials for future use, and the best way to safely dispose of spent dye baths and plant material.


The Class Fee is paid during registration. The materials fee is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class, preferably in cash.

Class Fee $ 45

Materials Fee $  

Skill Level

No prior experience required.


Friday Morning,  hours

Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm.

Students to Bring

  • Note taking materials

Instructor Will Provide

  • Comprehensive handouts and various materials
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Instructor Bio

Gina Levesque

Artist and biologist Gina Levesque has been working in traditional fiber arts since a young girl. She has been dyeing with natural materials and researching their history for over twenty years. Gina has taken (and taught) many natural dye workshops throughout the country. Her fiber art business, Across Generations, provides supplies and beginning projects to those interested in inkle weaving, rug hooking, penny rugs, and natural dyeing.


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