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Medieval Hues: Dyeing with Woad, Weld, and Madder

Medieval Hues: Dyeing with Woad, Weld, and Madder
Medieval Hues: Dyeing with Woad, Weld, and Madder. Photo by Maria Elena Pombo.

Among the most popular plants used for colors in Europe during the Middle Ages were woad, weld, and madder. Explore the range of blue, yellow and reddish hues that are possible with these plants and discover the history and basics of dyeing fiber with plants. Each participant will receive three silk scarves and a natural dyes manuscript.
Dates:April 4, 2020 Check for other dates
Meets:Sa from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:Administration Building GH 1
Instructor:Maria Elena Pombo
Member Fee:$ 66.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 72.00
Materials Charge:$ 80.00
Notes:Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom. In advance of class, show registration confirmation for free admission to the Garden. For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue. Allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Education building.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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