Amanda Affleck to talk of Natural Dyes: Conjuring Color from Cultivated and Wild Harvested Plants

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    CAMDEN — The Camden Garden Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 22, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl Street in Camden. Guest speaker Amanda Affleck will give a presentation on “Natural dyes: conjuring color from cultivated and wild harvested plants.”

    Affleck is a passionate textile artist and maker, and is especially inspired by the spectrum of hues that come from plants and other natural dye sources. She lives with her husband in Somerville, where they craft their lives on the Hewett farmstead, and where she runs her textile studio, A Skirt of Leaves. She offers dye classes on her farm and at Belfast Fiberarts, where she sells her handmade and naturally dyed textiles.

    Affleck will talk about methods for extracting dye color from plants and how to achieve a range of colors on yarn and cloth. She will also share examples of the many colors that come from plants that grow in Maine, both cultivated and wild harvested, as well as some of the many print techniques for creating designs on fabric with botanical dyes.

    After the presentation, there will be a short Club meeting and all are invited to attend. The Camden Garden Club meets the third Thursday of each month, April through October at the American Legion Hall, Camden. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. 

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    Event Date: 

    Thu, 09/22/2022 - 9:30am

    Event Location: 

    American Legion Hall


    91 Pearl Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States