Natural Dye Workshop at Highland Village Museum

first_img For Broadcast Use: A glimpse at the ingenuity, artistry and dye-making talents of pioneer women will be offered at the Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach. On Thursday, (June 14th) Highland Village will host a natural-dye workshop from 2 P-M to 4 P-M entitled Am Breacan Màiri Uisdein: Mary’s Bonnie Plaid. Participants will learn about materials used for dyes and dip yarn skeins of their own. Cost is 10 dollars for and five-dollars for students. For further information, contact the Highland Village Museum at 902-725-2272. -30- A glimpse at the ingenuity, artistry and dye-making talents of pioneer women will be offered at the Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach. On Thursday, June 14, Highland Village will host a natural-dye workshop entitled Am Breacan Bòidheach Fasanta: Mary’s Bonny Plaid. Textile specialist Vicki Quimby will demonstrate and teach the skills of 19th-century Scottish pioneer women who created dyes from natural ingredients to colour homespun materials and yarns. Participants will be given organic components used to produce a wide range of hues and invited to dip and dye their own skeins. The Gaelic title for the activity is taken from a song praising a tartan cloth without peer, woven and hand-dyed by the lovely Mary. Open to all ages, the natural-dye workshop will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Centre Chimney House on the hill at Hector’s Point. Cost is $10 per person. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact the Highland Village Museum at 902-725-2272, or e-mail [email protected] .last_img