Spices of the New and Old World: Dyeing with Turmeric and Annatto - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

21 October 2018

Spices of the New and Old World: Dyeing with Turmeric and Annatto - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Among the most sought after and expensive commodities in the Middle Ages, spices are known and valued for their flavor and medicinal properties, and some, like turmeric and annatto, for the colors they impart. In this class we use turmeric root to make golden hues and annatto seeds to create amber tones. Each participant will receive two silk scarves to dye during the workshop and a natural dyes zine.