Green Mountain Weavers & Spinners Guild

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The world is your palette. Listen and watch a demo about place-based color for your fiber arts in this one-hour presentation with Tammy White from Wing & A Prayer Farm, where the farm yarns are all dyed naturally. Botanical dyeing can be a sustainable and enchanting way to treat yourself to a variety of color without hurting the environment. We’ll spend time together in an abbreviated session to introduce and familiarize you with all the steps of dyeing your own protein and plant-based fibers using easy-to-obtain materials for a rainbow of color. Ecoprinting color with fall leaves, petals and seeds and special preparations will also be shared. Samples of dye colors from a range of materials from foraged forest matter to kitchen waste, and everything in between, will be discussed and displayed.

Tammy White is shepherdess and proprietress of Wing & A Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont, where her fiber flock consists of Alpacas, Cashmere + Angora Goats, and varied breeds of fiber sheep. She harvests their fiber twice a year to be processed locally and hand dyes with natural extractions derived from foraged and farmed materials. Tammy educates on and off the farm on how to get the most from breed specific yarn farming, starting your own dye garden, sustainable wool dye methods, small batch tallow and beeswax soap & salve-making, plus marketing success on a small farm. Her passions include tending to her flocks and gardens, leading educational farm tours and baking up a storm in her 4-oven kitchen.

For more information about the meeting or the Green Mountain Weavers and Spinners Guild, contact Althea, or visit the Guild Facebook page:''

Event Date
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Event time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost / donation
Lecture, Art


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