Hands on workshop with natural plant dyes

​Join Kirsten Gabrielsen for this hands-on workshop in the art of natural plant dyes.


2024 - Natural Plant Dyes - Hands-on Workshop

  • Saturday, November 2, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn the art of natural plant dyeing with local artisan Kirsten Gabrielsen.

Kirsten grows and forages for plants such as cosmos, goldenrod, phragmites, coreopsis, amaranth, chamomile, and indigo. She then creates vibrant colored dyes from their blooms and/or leaves, which she uses to produce skeins of beautifully dyed natural fiber yarns.

Come explore the various dye colors you can create using plants that are easily grown right here in Orange County. Learn how to create vibrant colored dyes and all of the steps involved in the dyeing process.

You will participate in a hands-on dyeing project. Each participant will get experience both preparing dye from plants and dyeing yarn and leave with two sample skeins of naturally dyed yarn.

Hands-on Workshop attendees are welcome to attend the morning presentation, but it is not a pre-requisite. Please register separately if you wish to attend both.  

Hand-dyed yarn will be available for purchase after the workshop. 

Since we will be working with dyes, please dress accordingly.

Attendance is limited to the first 12 attendees.


$25 includes all materials to dye 2 sample skeins of yarn.




Susan M. D'Egidio
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
(845) 344-1234, Ext.240


Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
18 Seward Avenue
Suite 300 (third floor)
Middletown, New York 10940

Last updated June 14, 2024