Feb 23rd, 2013

Botanical Dye & Weaving at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Garden volunteer Judith Towers volunteering today educating about botanical dye and weaving.
Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color?

One more thing Judith told me? You techies will love this. The idea for a computer, originally came from a loom.  Cool!

Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color?

Plus a shaw made entirely from mushroom dye!

A shaw made entirely from dye made from mushrooms. Amazing!


Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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  • Barb Sawyer

    Great post! Judith is such an interesting and talented woman. Would love to take her class sometime.

  • Martha Vining

    Wished I lived closer! Any chance you have a dye recipe for wool using goldenseal? Wondering if I should use alum mordant and a afterbath with vinegar in it? I’ve done some natural dying but unable to find much about goldenseal. Many thanks

    • http://lewisginter.org/blog Jonah Holland

      Martha, Let me reach out to Judith and see if she can help you. Want to email me directly at JonahH (at) Lewisginter.org We’ll do our best to help.