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Natural Dye Methods Workshop: 2-Week Series

March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 hour class)

March 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (4 hour class)

Leslie Botanical Classrooms

$130 non members | $100 WBG members (Members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout)


Explore a variety of methods used to obtain pigment and fabric prints from natural, discarded, and foraged materials in this 3-session workshop. Learn about pH and color modification, exploring steam bundle dyeing with flowers, creating dye with compost materials, and how to utilize rust and iron for expansive dye practices. You will create a takeaway item each of the sessions. Ticket price covers registration to all Saturday morning classes.

Session 1: Introduction to pH, prepare fabric and flower pounding

Session 2: Compost dyes and Flower bundle steam dyeing



Claire Krüeger received an MFA in Photography & Film from VCU in 2013. Her work takes the form of videos, botanical dye, illustration, and zines and she is passionate about community arts, printed matter, and accessible media.





Refund Policy

Although we are unable to refund registration fees in the case of cancellation by the purchaser, the paid registration can be transferred to another student. In this case, please notify Kat Rivers at KRIVERS@WATERFRONTGARDENS.ORG or 502-276-5404 with the name of who will attend in your place. Multi-event series cannot be transferred. In the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.), we will attempt to reschedule the class or event. If there is no reschedule, the purchaser will be issued a full refund. Refunds are issued by check only.

Emergency Cancellation

In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event if possible.



March 19, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classroom
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States