Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms: Blending traditional Coast Salish knowledge with science (Sunday)

By: Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Event Details

Blending traditional Coast Salish knowledge with western science, Rita and Zoe bring an unparalleled scope of knowledge and experience in the field of natural dyeing in British Columbia.

This in-depth workshop will introduce students to the magic and wonder of natural dyeing using local sources. Students will learn the basics of foraging for dye materials as well as how to use these in practice to create beautiful colours. The workshop is a balance between traditional Coast Salish ecological knowledge and western science. Both perspectives provide students opportunities to deepen their connection with the natural world.


Each student will create a reference of dye samples to help guide further dyeing as well as their own sample skein to dye and take home.


A light lunch will be provided. 

Dates: November 21 and 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Tickets: $90 General Admission, $85 MOV members* and those self-identifying as Indigenous. 

Spaces are limited. Register early.

*MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut Street



General Admission


MOV Members and those self-identifying as Indigenous