Minnesota Grown Color: An Introduction to Natural Dyes – 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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Minnesota Grown Color: An Introduction to Natural Dyes

September 16 @ 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 fee: $10.00. Space is limited! Please RSVP to andrea.e@tinydiner.com

About the instructor: Libby London has a background in cold climate permaculture farming, cooperative sustainable farming, and natural dyeing.  She currently runs a natural dye business called Northern Dyer where she grows and forages for natural dye plants, teaches workshops, researches dye plants for our region in Minnesota, and runs a custom dye lab.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue

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