Join artist, gardener, and educator Nicole Campanale for this one-hour online class on dye plants. As we approach the growing season she invites you to not only add new plants to your garden but also discover how some garden mainstays can be used in new ways. She will cover the cultivation, collection, and storage of dye plants. It's easy to incorporate so many of these beautiful plants into the home vegetable or flower garden. A great class for those interested in botanical dyes, or gardeners looking to add a dye bed. Sourcing, collection, and storage will be covered as well as the basics of creating a dye bath. A post-event recording will be available.
Nicole Campanale began her training in art and gardening over 10 years ago. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she studied weaving and natural dyeing. A summer job in gardening sparked an enduring love of plants that informs her work. Over the past 10 years Nicole has taught natural dyeing and other fibers classes in local schools and children's programs. She has worked with several of the area’s most accomplished gardeners in public and private gardens and continues to work locally as a gardener and garden designer. She has a studio in New Marlborough where she grows dye plants and designs and creates textile goods using natural dyes.