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University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

March 7, 2015

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Free with Garden Admission

Start: March 7, 2015 10:00 am
End: March 29, 2015 4:00 pm

Students will take home a detailed recipe card, listing both the scientific and common names of the fungi used in class, mordants, pH modifications and ratios used; this card will showcase the rainbow of samples we dye. Participants will take home a procedural handout to guide future exploration, the customized guide to local dye fungi mentioned above, and a beautiful hand dyed scarf. This workshop covers all aspects of getting started with mushroom and lichen dyes and leaves the student with the tools to carry on their own exploration.

Date: March 7, 2015 10:00 am
Cost: $150, $140 for members

March 15, 2015

Come learn how to make beautiful colors from plants in your kitchen and backyard! Deepa Natarajan, the Garden’s Program Coordinator and Natural Dyer will teach you how to turn leaves, roots, fruits and barks into brilliant colors. Dye a scarf to take home with you!

Date: March 15, 2015 10:00 am

March 28, 2015

Learn to make water-based paint and inks with plants and earth pigments for use on paper or fabric with local artist and instructor Judi Petitte. Sample paper, fabric sample and brushes, ink rollers, stamps provided. The inks are appropriate for printing on paper or fabric. We will use earth, plant and fungi for pigment.

Date: March 28, 2015 10:00 am
Cost: $95, $85 for members