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Intro to Natural Dyes :: Palettes in the Pantry :: w/ Laura Hackney

  • Avalon North 1 Washington St, Suite 4162 Dover, NH (map)

In this all day class, participants are encouraged to consider the harmful dye processes that are currently being used in the “fast fashion” industry as we explore the ancient art of dyeing with nature! The alchemistic practice of extracting color from plants tends to be time consuming so we will focus our cauldrons on commonly used kitchen produce including black beans, avocado pits, onion skins and turmeric. (more if time allows)

We will be learning & practicing as we go so please bring your patience along with any light colored garments or yarn that you wish to tinker with. *the more natural the fiber, the better the color way! Silk, wool or cotton tend to work best.

Avalon will provide you with a thrift find natural fiber scarf to make and take home
Avalon will also provide you with a healthy vegan lunch

We are very excited for this amazing workshop that will incorporate our favorite things: the beauty and magic of our natural world, some badass chemistry, and the tools for living a more sustainable life.

Led by Laura Hackney, an experimental artist & farmer formerly of Dover by way of Newmarket (where many her medicinal plant babies are being kept safe until she is able to farm full time)

Space is limited and tickets are open to members only until April 1
On April 2 the ticket window will open to the public

$75 Avalon Members
$115 Public

To become a member click the link

Partial scholarships always available

Pay at the door is by cash or venmo only

Sold out status will be updated on Avalon North (facebook) and Patriarchynothanks (instagram) as needed.

:::::Our Child Welcoming Policy:::::

Part of Avalon North’s mission is to work against age division. A subset of that is our wish to engage mothers with children in tow, as we feel much of American society prefers mothers with children to stay at home or confine themselves to the Mcdonald's ball pit. We will actively fight against this compartmentalization of motherhood.

In addition to our kid-centered events programming

Our Child Welcoming Policy is as follows:

Infants always welcome at all times without exception.

Mildly to Extremely well-behaved Children of all genders under 18 are welcome at all events, (unless otherwise noted in the case of certain adult topics or for some open hours and events where mothers and the rest of us, may enjoy a break from all children including our own)

If your child walks a fine line between badly and mildly well behaved (as they all have at certain points in their lives, feel free to come and try, and if you have to take the little darling home, there will be no judgment and you will be reimbursed the cost of your admittance)

If the event is not geared specifically for children, please be aware that this is an adult women’s club and adults will be speaking freely and sometimes swears happen. We welcome and adore children, but we do not give them thrones

Children under 14 are free with an adult ticket