Jul 27 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dyeing For Color | The Conococheague Institute, Mercersburg

Saturday July 27th, 2024 * 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Come see us on Saturday July 27th to see how people dyed fiber using flora from their backyard.
Join us as staff take plants from around the site to make a rainbow of color.
Learn why some dye’s like indigo were one of the biggest exports from the Americas.
We’ll talk about the kinds of knowledge that came from Indigenous and Enslaved peoples.
As well as the economic influences natural dyes had on the economy both globally and locally.
And, of course we’ll be dyeing both fabric and yarn in whatever colors are available that day!
No RSVP required, our Saturday programs are free thanks to the Catherine Stickell Trust and from donations by people like you.


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