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Free - Insects Illuminated

 

This program is free but registration is required, space is limited so please register early.

 

The world of insects never slows down, even at night. Join us at Chatfield to discover the exciting spectacle of nocturnal insects. We will be using ultra violet or “black” lights to attract all the night time fliers and crawlers. Bring your flashlights and your magnifying glass, as this event will offer an up close look at the beauty and diversity of life under a full moon.

 

Growing and Using Plants for Dyeing

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

DBG Chatfield has a dye garden full of a variety of plants that give color to natural fibers. Spend the day learning about dye plants, how to use them for color and the proper procedures for natural dyeing. Each participant will spend time harvesting dye material from the garden and then learn to cook for color. Everyone will go home with fabric samples naturally dyed from the garden!

 

$67, $62 members

Instructor: Donna Brown

 

Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and whatever else is needed to make you comfortable being outside. If you have these items, please bring garden gloves and shears and rubber gloves for dyeing. Please wear clothing appropriate for a hands-on gardening and dyeing class.

 

About our instructor:

Donna Brown is a natural dye expert and teacher of natural dyeing for over 20 years. She is a natural dye sales representative and ongoing natural dye instructor for Table Rock Llamas and Fiber Arts Studio, in Black Forest Colorado. She is also the natural dye instructor for Recycled Lamb in Lakewood, CO and custom production natural dyer for Treenway Silks in Colorado. She also teaches in venues and craft schools across the US. Donna is an active DBG volunteer working in the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden at DBG Chatfield. Here is a link to more information about the dye garden: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/natural-dye-garden/

 

Healthy Back to School Cooking at Chatfield

 

 

It’s back-to-school time again and both you and your family need healthy, fresh lunches and snacks that are simple, quick and easy to prepare. Join Chef Elizabeth Buckingham for this fun two-hour class where we’ll make (and taste) lots of easy back-to-school ideas perfect for everyone in your household. You’ll leave with lots of great ideas to keep you fueled throughout the year!

 

$35 members, $38 non-members

Participants age 10-16 years old can join for free!

Instructor: Elizabeth Buckingham

 

Indigo Dyeing at the DBG Chatfield Dye Garden

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, C-470 and Wadsworth *

 

Indigo dyeing is pure magic. Learn about the process of indigo dyeing with fresh indigo leaves from the dye garden at DBG Chatfield. Learn about growing indigo plants, how to prepare leaves for dyeing and watch the magic of fabric turning indigo blue in a dye pot. You will learn 2 ways to prepare fresh indigo leaves for dyeing and go home with complete instructions along with dyed fabric samples.

 

$67, $62 members

Instructor: Donna Brown

 

Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and whatever else is needed to make you comfortable being outside. If you have these items, please bring garden gloves and shears and rubber gloves for dyeing. Please wear clothing appropriate for a hands-on gardening and dyeing class.

 

About our instructor:

Donna Brown is a natural dye expert and teacher of natural dyeing for over 20 years. She is a natural dye sales representative and ongoing natural dye instructor for Table Rock Llamas and Fiber Arts Studio, in Black Forest Colorado. She is also the natural dye instructor for Recycled Lamb in Lakewood, CO and custom production natural dyer for Treenway Silks in Colorado. She also teaches in venues and craft schools across the US. Donna is an active DBG volunteer working in the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden at DBG Chatfield. Here is a link to more information about the dye garden: http://www.rmweaversguild.org/natural-dye-garden/

Introduction to Water Bath Canning at Chatfield

 

Interested in learning how to use all those copious amounts of cucumbers, hot peppers, and tomatoes? Join us in our beautiful outdoor kitchen for a hands-on simple instructional on how to preserve all your seasonal garden delights with water bath canning.

 

Each class will be 3 hours long so everyone has a chance to do, see and taste. All participants will take a home a gourmet jar of veggies to enjoy at home. Please note this class is geared towards a beginning audience. Advanced techniques and pressure canning will not be discussed.

 

$42 member, $45 nonmember

Instructor: Kathy Lee

* Please register by 5 p.m. on Wed, September 23

 

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