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UPCOMING EVENTS

FIBER & DYE PLANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: A SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Available at the entrance Kiosk and in the Exhibit. Free with Garden Admission

CHEMISTRY OF DYES | REGISTER ONLINE
Saturday, March 8 / 10 am – 12 pm
What is a dye, and what distinguishes it from a mere pigment? What is typical of plant fibers as compared to animal fibers? This class is a gentle introduction to the chemistry of color and to the special structures of colorful plant substances and those that can be used as dyes on fibers. (No previous chemistry knowledge required, but always helpful.) A lecture introduction with many pictures will be followed by a walk in the Garden to view live fiber and dye plants.
$25 / $20 members


RESIST DYEING TECHNIQUES WITH KRISTINE VEJAR
OF A VERB FOR KEEPING WARM
| REGISTER ONLINE
Sunday March 9 / 1 pm – 4 pm
In this class, Kristine will unfold the mystery around indigo and teach you about the different types of indigo, about the various processes used to work with indigo as a dye, and will teach you how to make an indigo vat, and how to dye a range of blues with it. She will teach you how indigo responds to different types of fibers: from wool to linen. She will also teach you how to make patterned fabric, using indigo and a series of resist patterns, known in Japanese as shibori. During class, you will get to dip fabrics, and create a fabric sampler, consisting of various types of fabrics, multiple shades of blue, and resist-dyed fabrics. Fabric and dye are included in the price of the class. Students are welcome to bring up to 1 pound of materials, in addition to class materials, to use any excess indigo in the vats once we are done make the fabric samplers. $75 / $70 members

FAMILY PROGRAM: COLORS FROM NATURE | REGISTER ONLINE
Saturday, March 15 / 10 am – 12 pm
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. Each child will dye two scarves to take home.
$25 / $20 members / $10 adult chaperone - children must be accompanied by adult.

PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY | REGISTER ONLINE
Sunday, March 16 / 10 am – 3 pm
Judith Thomas, master weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome. $85 / $75 members

FILM VIEWING + 1, 2, 3, INDIGO VAT DEMO WITH SLOW FIBER STUDIOS
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Tuesday, March 18 / 6:30 pm – 8 pm
We are delighted to have Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, scholar and visionary president of the World Shibori Network and Founder of Slow Fibers Studios in Berkeley for an evening to learn about her work documenting the teachings of French Botanist-Chemist-Dyer Michel Garcia. She’ll share bits of the three films she has produced, on his Sustainable Dye and Pigment Methods. After a film viewing, she’ll demonstrate an organic indigo vat using the simple 1,2,3 method with henna and fructose. This will be an opportunity to purchase her films, rare books and ask questions about her work with sustainable textile practices. A portion of sales will go to benefit the UC Botanical Garden. $15 / $10 members

PLANT COLOR EXTRACTIONS FOR COSMETICS | REGISTER ONLINE
Saturday, March 22 / 1 pm – 4 pm
Join Rachel Budde of Fat and the Moon in the adventure of plant color extraction for cosmetics. We will cover some basic infusion techniques that can be applied to other herbal extractions. You’ll leave with a skill in your pocket and a pink on your pout! $65 / $60 members

CREATING PIGMENTS AND PAINTS FROM PLANTS | REGISTER ONLINE
Sunday, March 23 / 10 am – 4 pm
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. $95 / $85 members



EXHIBIT HOURS

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily

UPCOMING EVENTS

Chemistry of Dyes
Saturday | March 8|
10 am- 12 pm
REGISTER ONLINE

Resist Dyeing Techniques with Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm
Sunday | March 9
1 pm - 4 pm
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