Minnesotan Grown Color: Introduction to Natural Dye – Tiny Diner

The Tiny Diner hosts various events, workshops and classes at our restaurant. These classes seek to introduce and extend our understanding about food, water, energy, health, and permaculture design techniques for our homes, businesses, and communities. Some of the topics include storm water management, rain gardening, straw bale gardening, basic botany, composting and vermiculture, beekeeping, mushroom production, and more. The classes will be free or low-cost. Please stay connected to our class calendar and make sure to sign-up for them as they become available.

Location: All events and classes will be held at Tiny Diner restaurant (1024 E. 38th Street, S. Minneapolis) unless noted otherwise.

Some classes may require an RSVP and will state if you need to sign-up. If you don't RSVP, the class may be cancelled. Write to andrea.e@tinydiner.com, with the class title in the subject heading.

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Minnesotan Grown Color: Introduction to Natural Dye

September 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us as we explore the art of growing, harvesting, and dyeing with plants grown here in Minnesota. You’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from the forest, prairies, and your own gardens to create beautiful hues. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of making dye from a couple of plants available in Minnesota this fall. Participants will need to bring two to three different 100% natural fibers to dye (linen, silk, wool, cotton), that weigh no more than 8 oz all together. Fibers can be purchased at a fabric or craft store. Suggested donation is $10.00. Space is limited! To RSVP, email Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.

Instructor Information: Combining her training as a papermaker and book artist, and sustainable gardener and designer, Libby London uses and grows plants for natural dye and fiber. She grows and harvests dye plants in sustainable and ethical ways. Researching and experimenting with drought tolerant and resilient native plants for fiber and dye is important to her in the face of a changing climate and landscape. For more information check out her website northerndyer.com or her Facebook page @northerndyer.


September 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Tiny Diner
1024 E. 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN United States
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