Textile Arts Center Brings Natural Dyes to NYRP Gardens

The Natural Dyeing Community is making itself at home in NYRP gardens thanks to Textile Arts Center’s Sewing Seeds Program!

Attend a Textile Art Center workshop in one of our gardens to learn how to make and use an indigo dye vat, produce natural paints and even make felt.

There is no limit to what you can do in a NYRP community garden. People grow vegetables and flowers, get to know their neighbors, attend arts events and now they are even learning how to use plant materials to produce natural dyes.  Textile Arts Center Sewing Seeds program is back and hard at work teaching New Yorkers how to responsibly produce dyes using techniques and traditions that predate the invention of synthetic dyes in the 19th century. 

Read more about the program, workshops and events being hosted in NYRP's Greene Acres and Gil Hodges Community Gardens on their website. At the end of this month, Brigitta Varadi, the Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for 2014, will be featuring an installation in Greene Acres Community Garden involving various light-sensitive felted and naturally dyed banners and running lines.  We cannot wait to see the fruits of her labor.

Click on the links below for more information and to RSVP! 

July 24th Starting a Fermentation Indigo Dye Vat
Greene Acres Community Garden
322 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, New York

August 17th Indigo Dyeing
Greene Acres Community Garden
322 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, New York

August 19th DIY Natural Paints
TAC Brooklyn & Gil Hodges Community Garden
534 Carroll St
Brooklyn, New York 

August 27th Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence--Brigitta Varadi’s--SEED FABRICATION Opening Reception
Greene Acres Community Garden
322 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, New York

September 5th Felting with Brigitta Varadi Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence
Greene Acres Community Garden
322 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, New York