Join Cara Marie Piazza at Star Route Farm for a comprehensive natural dye workshop over two days on June 4th and 5th. Explore the processes of hot extraction and bundle dyeing with floral waste and locally foraged material. Discussion topics will include a brief history of natural dyes, mordanting and dyeing fibers, and how to bring these techniques into your home. We will also learn about how using household items can shift the colors of your dye by modifying the pH. Each day each participant will dye and keep one silk handkerchief, four 16” x 16” cotton napkins, and four 6” x 18” silk Ahimsa swatches. The class costs $250 per day. Participants are welcome to come for one or both days. All tools and equipment are provided. The class will run from 10 AM to 4 PM with a light lunch at 12 PM.  25% of the workshop proceeds will go to Star Route Farm, which will support their work growing and donating organic produce to food justice organizations in the New York area. Please direct any questions to Cara at