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Natural Dyeing with Avocado Pits

April 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us to learn about natural dyeing with avocado pits and leave with a naturally dyed silk bandana designed by you!

In this class you will learn:

  • Natural dyeing basic principles
  • How to prepare and naturally dye silk fabrics
  • How to create dye baths from food waste, what some of the best materials are for creating colorfast dyes, and what materials to avoid
  • Simple resist design techniques 
  • How to care for naturally dyed fabrics

During this workshop instructor Kristin Field will guide participants through designing and dyeing a silk bandana to take home and the creation of a dye sample card for future reference. Kristin has been working with and studying natural dyes for over 4 years and is the Adult Experiential Learning Manager with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. 

Class available for ages 18+

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application (link opens in a new tab) or contact Mattie Wilson at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Wednesday, April 5th at 5:00pm CST.

Accommodations: When you register for this workshop you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).

Please note that reservations are required to visit the indoor and outdoor gardens of the Conservatory. If you’d like to visit the Conservatory immediately after participating in this program, book your visit here (link opens in a new tab).

Registration ends April 20th at 5:00pm CST.

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.


April 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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