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Foraging and Natural Dyeing with Salish Weaver Myrna Crossley-Elliott.

April 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $25.00

Spend an afternoon with artist and Salish Weaver Myrna Crossley whose work is featured at the Mayne Island Library March 1st to April 15th.  Join Myrna to learn about dyeing wool with natural materials from the island. Workshop includes a forest walk to forage nettles and a participatory demonstration on natural dyeing.

After meeting at the Ag Hall to meet Myrna, we begin with a forest walk to gather dye materials, then reconvene at the Ag Hall where Myrna will involve us in demonstrating her natural dye process. She will show us a myriad of naturally dyed wools used in her Salish weaving practice and talk about the history of Salish weaving and her own involvement in this work. Participants will leave the workshop with materials and information so they can do their own natural dye bath as well as a sample of dyed wool from Myrna’s collection. Limited to 30 participants.

Co-hosted by the Mayne Island Conservancy, Campbell Bay Music Festival Society, and the Mayne Island Library. Generous funding provided by the BC Arts Council Arts Impact grant and the 150 Time Immemorial Fund of Heritage BC. All proceeds will go toward the Ethnobotany Garden maintenance fund.

If finances are a barrier, please contact Justine at stewardship@mayneconservancy.ca.


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April 13
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $25.00
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Mayne Island Conservancy
(250) 539-2535


Mayne Island Agricultural Hall
430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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