Plant-Based Dyes for Natural Fibers

It’s not only eggs that are dyed in spring but also wool, cotton and linen! Come discover the joy of pulling unexpected hues from plant-based dyes.

Golden linen and onion skin dyed tops by Inger Maaike, on flickr

Common onions produce these earthy tones.
(Photo credit: Inger Maaike.)

People have historically gone to great lengths to harvest plant dyes for their fabrics for the same reason we look forward to spring flowers – the mind loves a color feast. Learn the surprising depths of familiar medicinal and culinary herbs, and the shocking colors they reveal in the dye bath: yellow onion skins yielding rich browns and golds, for example. We’ll cover the basic dye-making recipe for wool, linen and cotton fibers.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form, emailing us at, or calling 617-750-5274.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!


Join our newsletter for more herby goodness!

Get our newsletter delivered right to your inbox. You'll be first to hear about free mini-courses, podcast episodes, and other goodies about holistic herbalism.