Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dyeing from Nature at "The Flying Pig" Gallery in Algoma, WI

Today I dyed silk scarves with flowers, coffee grounds, dirt, wine and vinegar, among other things. Shelley Ryan, Wisconsin Gardener host and producer from Wisconsin Public Television taught a class at "The Flying Pig Contemporary Gallery and Greenspace". Shelley was a delightful instructor and it was a great day! There were 20 people in the morning class and a repeat in the afternoon.

 At lunch we were treated to a feast of concoctions pulled from the garden spaces at the gallery as well as a wine tasting from Von Stiehl Winery from Algoma, WI.  The Rose Petal Soup was great, as well as the Sweet Pea and Dill Salad, Blueberry Chicken Salad and Flower Petal Butters These were just a few of the samplings prepared for us. 

It was a great day to spend in the garden with Shelley and the staff from The Flying Pig.  I'm so excited to try some more of this dyeing  on my own.   

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