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Royal Hues: Dyeing with Cochineal and Logwood

Royal Hues
Class: Royal Hues: Dyeing with Cochineal and Logwood. Photo by Maria Elena Pombo.

In times past, among the most valuable commodities of the Americas were the vivid red and purple natural dyes produced by the cochineal insect and the logwood tree. Experiment with both to create your own royal hues as you learn about the history and basics of dyeing with natural sources. Each participant will receive two silk scarves to dye during the workshop and a natural dyes zine.
Dates:April 7, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:Su from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location:Administration Building GH 2
Instructor:Maria Elena Pombo
Member Fee:$ 49.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 54.00
Materials Charge:$ 60.00
Notes:Please note that the schedule has been updated since the printing of our course catalog. You must bring your printed confirmation to the Garden for admittance to each class session. Report to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom. Show your confirmation for free admission to the Garden before each class. For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue. Allow 5 to 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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