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Intro to Botanical Dye Virtual Presentation

Discover the beauty and role of colors in the plant world and learn how to utilize those pigments in order to create gorgeous dyes for textiles! In this Intro to Botanical Dye, hour long, virtual zoom seminar, participants will learn a little bit about plant pigments, the chemistry of colors, and how to make their own plant-based dyes. This presentation is highly visual and includes dozens of my own photographs.

We shall go over:

  • History of Botanical Dye Across Cultures
  • Plant Pigments found in Leaves, Flowers, and Bark
  • The Chemistry of colors (Substantive vs. fugitive, Mordants, and Textile fiber roles)
  • Basics of Creating a Botanical Dye
  • Tie-Dye techniques

The end of the presentation will go in depth, giving instructions and methods for creating your own botanically dyed t-shirt, along with some of my personal favorite tie-dye methods. Plenty of time will be given at the end for question & answer time.

Program will be recorded and sent out to all registrants, so sign up even if you can’t attend live! Admission is “Pay What You Can”, with a variety of budget-friendly options available (you MUST register even if you choose not to pay so that I know where to email the zoom link). A portion of the proceeds supports wildlife conservation efforts and ensures that I can continue creating educational content. Those who pay $15 or more will also get some of my illustrated weatherproof nature & conservation themed stickers in the mail as a thank you!

If you do not see the zoom link & confirmation in your email inbox within 24hrs., please check your spam folder, then check that you spelled your email address correctly, then reach out to me at (at least 20 minutes prior to the presentation start time!).


Mar 20 2023


10:00 am - 11:00 am


Online (Virtual)
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