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From Forage to Fashion – Natural Dyes Workshop and Conversation

September 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - September 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Location: Burrillville

This workshop spans two days:
Saturday, September 11: 9:30am – 3pm
Sunday, September 12: 9:30am – 3pm

You may choose to attend just one day for $75, or both days for $100.

Register in advance by calling (401) 447-1560.

Join the Burrillville Land Trust for a natural dye workshop and community conversation. A multi-day workshop on sustainably sourcing, processing and extracting dyes from plants that can be used for natural color from the forests and meadows of Burrillville, RI. Yoga in the morning, a catered lunch, guided foraging, extraction, and dyeing with experts in native people, botany and our sense of place.

Participants will learn first hand how natural dyes are collected, manufactured and used. And participants will color and craft their own textile outfits, aprons, throw pillows, scarves or wrap around skirts. The two day workshop is limited to 15 participants. The workshop will culminate in a forest runway show -an opportunity to celebrate and exhibit the created work, the color palette of the forest and discuss the opportunities that working with nature can create for a local, sustainable textile production.

Participants must bring a smile, a chair and hat, sturdy shoes for a walk on both days, a change of clothes, a willingness to share, and a desire to cast what is learned to a wider audience once the workshop has ended.

Each day includes the following: Morning Yoga; gathering materials with an ethnobotanist; catered lunch; presentation and story telling of and by indigenous peoples; dyeing with experts; closing meditation; and take away samples for scarves, tote bags, wrap around skirts, or apron.

This event is suitable for adults & children ages 12+. Advance registration required.

Rain Date: None. Rain/thunderstorms may cancel the event. Updates will be shared on the Meetup & Facebook events.

Questions? Call (401) 447-1560

Meeting Place/Directions:
Day 1 (9/11) – Edward D. Vock Conservation Area, Pascoag, RI

Day 2 (9/12) – Stillwater Pavilion, 100 Tinkham Land, Harrisville, RI 02830

(Specific directions will be sent out once you are registered.)

Learn more about the Burrillville Land Trust HERE.


September 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am
September 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm


Edward D. Vock Conservation Area
603-805 Jackson Schoolhouse Rd
Pascoag, RI 02859 us
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