We will use onion skins that I collected last year in an onion farm/distributor in the Black Dirt Region in Orange County, New York (I wrote about the experience for the Food & Fibers Project). These onion skins give incredibly vibrant colors, as they come from Arizona (plants that grow in dry areas yield stronger colors than those that grow in a more humid soil).
Participants will get their materials on a first-come-first-serve basis and will need to RSVP beforehand. There will be plenty of plant dye zines and a limited amount of finished textile goods to dye for the first participants who arrive. After these samples are taken, there will be plenty of fabric yardage for the rest of the participants. Everyone is also encouraged to bring samples of fabric they might want to dye. As usual, we will have snacks and refreshments!
In the mean time, you can listen one of the onion inspired playlists from Fragmentario Radio.
Saturday July 28th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
McLeod Community Garden
130 Liberty Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11212