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September 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
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Colonial Dyeing Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Reveal the colorful surprises that both local and exotic plants can give textiles, from brilliant blues and rich purples to useful browns and sunny oranges. Historic interpreter Deborah Peterson will lead participants through all stages of 18th century dyeing. Learn which plants give wools and linens some unexpected colors. Discover what other unusual ingredients give fabric your favorite hues. At the end of the day, all participants will get to dye their own pair of colonial style stockings to take home. Bring your wardrobe to life at Pottsgrove Manor! Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration information can be found on the Pottsgrove Manor website, The workshop is $25 per person; payment can be cash/check/money order. This program welcomes participants aged 10 and up. Registration and payment are due by September 8th, 2018. All participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch.