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Natural Dyeing: Historical Handcraft as a Living Art

June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Natural Dyeing: Historical Handcraft as a Living Art (Webinar) with Lesley Darling

Sunday, June 10 | 1:00-2:00 pm CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Has the growing popularity of natural dyes made you curious about the process? Join textile artist and educator Lesley Darling for a webinar on the history of natural dyes across cultures, ideas to start saving your own dyes, and how you can learn more about the process. Lesley will also talk about how plant based dyes are making waves across the planet, from fashion labels and Nordic traditions to naturally dyeing dresses for an internationally celebrated drag artist.

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.

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June 10, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM