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  • The spinning demonstration is part of our Natural Plant Dyes Exhibit, which showcases the fascinating microscopic science behind natural dyes.

Spinning Wheel Demonstration

Natural Dye displaySee how spinning wheels and handspindles work! Included with regular Garden admission.

Garden volunteers Judith Towers, Becky Blake and Jan Glass  will demonstrate handspinning and show fibers dyed with plants, some of them from plants grown at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Touch natural fibers such as wool, angora, cotton and silk. See the dried flowers, nuts, leaves, bark, and other natural dye sources and examine them up close. Learn the history of handspinning and natural dyeing, how handspindles were used before spinning wheels evolved, and about modern spinning wheels as well as antique wheels. Visitors  are encouraged to ask questions.

Location:  Lora Robins Library in the Kelly Education Center


Sunday, December 18, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Judith Towers and Dyed wool

Also view our exhibit exploring dye plants, flowers and even bugs used for natural coloring of fabrics.

This family-friendly educational spinning demonstration will repeat on Sunday January 8, 3-5 p.m.