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Bike, Forage, Dye Along the Greenway • Friday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm & Saturday, September 30, 1 – 5 pm; SOLD OUTAdult Classes, Dyeing + Surface Design, Featured Class
Friday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm & Saturday, September 30, 1 – 5 pm
with Haleigh Ziebol
Join Haleigh, Environmental Scientist and founder of Wide Eyed Outside, on a guided natural dye foraging adventure! In this 2-day class, participants will approach natural dyeing through a science-based lens, learning about the Minnesota native plant landscape, foraging, and science-based color modifications.
On Friday, September 29, participants will meet at Powdernhorn Park (outside the recreation center) in Minneapolis with their bike and helmet. Haleigh will lead a 5-mile guided bike tour along the greenway to collect foraged dye plant materials, including goldenrod, sumac, and curly dock. We will end at Textile Center, where we will forage our final materials from our Garden to Dye For.
On Saturday, September 30, participants will meet at Textile Center to vat-dye their foraged materials onto cotton fabrics. Haleigh will lead demonstrations on alum-based mordanting fabric for natural dyes, and adjusting dye color outcomes with pH modification techniques.
This Bike, Forage, Dye class is perfect for anyone who shares an interest in approaching fiber dyeing from an environmental perspective, using only natural and foraged materials!
All materials for this class will be provided by Textile Center. Participants will receive cotton bandanas for the vat-dyeing portion of the class, and are welcome to bring their own small, dyeable 100% cotton item, such as a t-shirt or tote bag.
Haleigh Ziebol (they/them) created Wide Eyed Outside in 2021, but has been in awe of nature’s intricacies and treasures since they were putting rocks in their mouth as a wee toddler. (Yum, geology!) They studied Environmental Science and Soil Science at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and even prepared for a Master’s in Environmental Engineering before they realized that this mishmash of science, nature and community was more their speed. Haleigh has been foraging for mushrooms for 7 years, and has a myriad of experiences tutoring and teaching science, working as a researcher, hiking and camping all over Turtle Island and digging up information on anything that catches their eye.
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