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Natural Dyeing with Flowers & Fresh Indigo Leaves

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join us in person at Garfield Park Conservatory to learn about natural dyeing with flowers & fresh indigo leaves and leave with two naturally dyed silk bandanas designed by you!  

In this class you will learn: 

  • Natural dyeing basic principles  
  • How to prepare silk fabrics for natural dyeing  
  • How to bundle dye silk with flowers and which flower dyes are colorfast  
  • One way to dye silk fabrics with fresh indigo leaves   
  • How to care for naturally dyed fabrics  

During this workshop instructor Kristin Field will guide participants through dyeing and designing two silk bandanas to take home. First, participants will bundle dye both bandanas with a variety of flowers. Next, participants will head out to our behind-the-scenes dye garden to harvest indigo and over dye one of the bandanas with the indigo leaves. 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+  


General Registration – $65

Member/Volunteer Registration – $52

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application or contact Sara Cortes at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Saturday, June 4th 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 Sara Cortes at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start. 

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

Registration ends June 22nd at 5:00pm CST. 



June 25, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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