Natural Dyes in the Garden

Flying Pig Farm, Manitou Springs, Colorado


Outdoor Bundle Dyeing

Enjoy spending time face to face with friends and new friends outside in our garden. You can harvest directly from the garden and have fun experimenting with bundle dyeing, a direct press method for creating beautiful patterns and subtle shades. Go home with a beautiful scarf in one workshop.

Solar Prints

Harness the power of the sun and the materials of garden using old and new forms of photography for amazing results. Using solar sensitive dyes and cyanotype on fabric or paper, arrange your harvest and other small objects into patterns and collaged images. Watch your prints develop with the power of the sun and have your own harvest magically appear on fabric.

Outdoor Tataki-zomé (Japanese Plant Pounding)

Harvest natural dye materials from our garden and use hammers to pound the pigment of these flowers and plants to develop beautiful designs on fabric.