Sunday, 15. September 2019, 700 Alemany Blvd, Bring Local Color Into Your World—Using Natural Dyes

from 15. September 2019 - 10:00 till 12:00

700 Alemany Blvd

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Bring Local Color Into Your World—Using Natural Dyes
Sunday September 15th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Alemany FarmInstructor: LisaRuth Elliott
Learn to create unexpected color on textiles using plants, flowers, and leaves from Alemany Farm and everyday food waste from your kitchen. Walk the late summer farmscape and learn to read it as a color palette. Learn the basics of dyeing with natural materials and various dye techniques and participate in making a pot of fresh dye in the Alemany Outdoor Kitchen. Take home a jar of dyestuff, a piece of naturally dyed silk, and a recipe card with basic dyeing instructions.
LisaRuth Elliott, a Friends of Alemany Farm Auxiliary member and farm volunteer since 2010, is a visual and fiber artist, weaver and creator of textiles, and worked as a public muralist. Learn more about her work at and follow her on Instagram @sfurbanwanderer.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $20 per person plus an additional $5 material fee; no one turned away for lack of funds. Our workshops are donation-based and support the farm. Please give at the suggested level or higher if you are able. If you are unable to make a donation at the level listed below, please contact alemanyabby@ a scholarship to attend the workshop.

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Please wear layers, sun protection and sturdy shoes.

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Can I get there with public transportation?
Yes, please see the Get Involved page on our website. If you plan to take BART, please use the directions provided in the link above (Google walking directions can lead you astray). 
Is there parking?
Yes there is limited parking on the farm (on the gravel drive inside the fence). There is also street parking on Alemany Blvd and Ellsworth streets and in the surrounding neighborhood by St Mary Rec Center.

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