Painting with Natural Dyes Workshop at Saddle Rock Gardens- Sun August 19th 10am-2pm

Painting with Natural Dyes Workshop at Saddle Rock Gardens- Sun August 19th 10am-2pm


Using only nature's bounty you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing at Saddle Rock Gardens in Malibu with The Dogwood Dyer.
Using locally foraged plants, organic homegrown dyestuffs and natural extracts you will gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth. The dogwood dyer will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and light fast results with natural dyes and share her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resists, outlining the whole process from plant to painted composition.

Most everyone has had to donate or downcycle garments or linens at some point due to everyday wear, spills, accidents and laundry mishaps. Following the dye techniques from this class, you can mask unsightly stains using the coloring power of plants. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful colors while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body. No prior knowledge on textiles or dyes is required. Participants will leave with their own original painting compositions on various natural materials, as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye painting techniques and recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home.

***There will also be an optional wine tasting if you like during the workshop! The wine tasting is an additional $17- please bring cash.

Saddle Rock Gardens is a family owned establishment focused on growing organic and sustainable produce to enrich the land and strengthen community. It is not only a garden, but a space to come together to learn, dine, and experience the simple beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. 

The Garden offers a variety of community oriented activities including workshops in cooking and gardening, farm to table dinners hosted by local chefs, private events, weekend picnics, and weekly organic produce boxes available for pick up. It aims to provide an environment where one can escape the bustle of the city and relish in the simple, quiet of a garden and its bounty.


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