Monday, July 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Herbal Dyes and Inks

Spend a practical day on Monday, July 18, from 9 – 5 at Plimoth Plantation dyeing with wool and silk for embroidery, and preparing ink.  Under the guidance of renowned herbalist Christina Stapley, you’ll use fresh and dried dyes to illustrate dyeing methods and techniques and their results, while experimenting with leaves, roots, flowers, and barks of plants such as madder, woad, sumac, tansy, elder tree, logwood and elderberry.  You’ll look at the importance of herbs in embroidery, needlework, and tapestry design.  Bring your sketch pad.  Fee for Museum members: $95; nonmembers: $120.  Register at, or call 508-746-1622, ext. 8359.