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CANCELED: TAKE ACTION! Eco-Printing & Natural Dyes with Museum of Infinite Outcomes

This class will cover flower gardening, botanical identification, tools and tips of the trade for sustainable foraging, and fun flower facts, all through learning a technique of eco-printing that transfers plant color and shape onto cloth.

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CANCELED: TAKE ACTION! Eco-Printing & Natural Dyes with Museum of Infinite Outcomes
CANCELED: TAKE ACTION! Eco-Printing & Natural Dyes with Museum of Infinite Outcomes

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ijams Visitor Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER 17

Join Riley Douglas of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes at Ijams Nature Center for an all-inclusive eco-printing class!

Participants will learn a technique of eco-printing that transfers plant color and shape onto cloth.  This class will play with fresh flowers from botanical gardens around Knoxville; feel free to bring flowers from your garden! This class will be great for creative folks, gardeners, and anyone who loves color and flowers.  Could you stop and smell the flowers, think about color, and smash blooms into beautiful silk scarves? This class will cover flower gardening, botanical identification, tools and tips of the trade for sustainable foraging, and fun flower facts.

Riley’s practice delves into the history of Appalachian craft and building natural dye gardens. She is a Board Member of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes and a certified Master Gardener from The University of Tennessee, specializing in growing, harvesting, and manipulating dye plants. Riley’s personal and professional practices focus on a maker’s role in creating sustainable methodologies and lifestyles. During the pandemic, she took on a new project of serving with Knoxville Community Development Corporation as Knoxville Community Development Coordinator, working with low-income and elderly housing to teach garden-to-table gardening and creative workshops like dyeing with kitchen scraps and container gardening for your health.

All supplies are included. Tickets are $95 for this four-hour workshop. This is a beginner level course, no previous experience required. The workshop will take place at Ijams Visitor Center, and weather-permitting, it will be outdoors.

Ages 16 and up are welcome. Participants under 18 years old must have an accompanying adult. Snacks and drinks are welcome!

Pre-registration is required.

This event is part of Ijams Nature Center's 2023 Take Action! series. Take Action! is a year-round conservation effort that strives to educate local communities to the different issues surrounding sustainability; empower individuals to live, shop, create, and explore more sustainably; and cultivate a culture that celebrates sustainable practices and initiatives, of all sizes, every day. Thanks to sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! Learn More About the Take Action! Series

Tickets

  • Leaf Eco-Printing Ticket

    Good for admission for one to the Leaf Eco-Printing & Natural Dyes workshop

    $95.00
    +$2.38 service fee
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  • Donation to Ijams

    This option allows you to submit a donation to Ijams Nature Center. This is not a ticket for admission to the Leaf Eco-Printing workshop.

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee

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