Seeds hold incredible potential — they grow into plants, feed us, and can even produce beautiful colors. During this month’s Member Meet-Up, we will explore the color potential of seeds by processing acorns, avocado seeds, and California black walnuts into natural dyes in honor of our exhibit, Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering.
During this hands-on program led by our Public Programs Manager Marisa Gomez, learn how to select and prepare natural dye materials, and properly dye natural fibers. All participants will create their own hand-dyed cotton bandana using the Japanese pattern technique of shibori.
Member Meet-Ups are small group get-togethers for Museum Members where we learn from each other while exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces. Not a Member? Join today for as little as $15 a year!
Accessibility and COVID protocol
All participants will go home with a naturally dyed cotton bandana which they will prepare during the program.
In addition to dyeing a bandana, we will be preparing dyes using a variety of seeds, including acorns, walnuts, and avocados for use during the Museum’s annual Halloween event, Museum of the Macabre, the following Saturday.
Restrooms will be available inside the Museum (masks required)
Please follow current state and local guidelines for COVID-19 safety at the time of the program. We will monitor changes to policies and send out more specific details to registrants prior to the event.