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Three Plants and a Bug - with Glenna Dean

October 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Using locally harvested Cota and Chamisa plants, and imported Cochineal insects and natural Indigo, students will dye and overdye small skeins of churro-wool yarn to achieve 8 colors suitable for tapestry weaving or colcha embroidery. 

** Dyeing will take place outdoors, so students should wear long pants, hat, sunscreen if desired, and closed-toe shoes to prevent accidental burns from hot water that might spill. Cooking the dyes and then heat-dyeing the yarns take time, so students should be prepared with questions to make the best use of class time.



Glenna Dean holds advanced degrees in archeology and botany and is trained as an archeobotanist. Glenna’s Abiquiu Dye Studio, on the banks of the Chama River, specializes in plant dyes mostly grown or gathered in Northern New Mexico. Period dyes recreate Spanish Colonial colors on heirloom churro wool yarns for colcha embroidery, tapestry weaving, felting, knitting and crochet.


This class requires a minimum of two students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $75 (Member $65)

Materials Fee: $15
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.