Colour Me Local Dye Garden

Colour Me Local Dye Garden
Still Moon Arts, with help from community members, installed phase 1 of the Colour Me Local Dye garden in April 2019 as part of the Alder Eco-Arts Hub residency at Slocan Park Fieldhouse. The garden supports pollinators, natural dye programs, and medicinal plant programs with Resurfacing History. It has plants that can be used to create a range of vibrant colours for dying natural materials such as cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Different parts of these plants can be used to create dyes, including roots, stems, bark, leaves, flowers, and fruits.

Plants and the colours they produce

Reds: Hollyhock, Lupins, Dyer’s Coreopsis, Madder, Red Columbine

Yellows: Heather, Rhubarb, Goldenrod, Marigold, Dyer’s Coreopsis, Calendula

Greens: Heather, Rhubarb, Goldenrod, Lupin, Elderberry

Blues: Woad, Indigo, Elderberry

Browns: Lupin, Dyer’s Coreopsis

Get involved 

Dye Garden work parties are held on alternating Wednesday evenings (May-Sept 2019). Natural dye workshops are held at the Alder 2750 East 29th Ave. For more information on when you can attend work parties or when you can register for a workshop, check out our calendar!

You can also stay updated on Colour Me Local by following Still Moon Arts and the Alder Eco-Arts Hub on social media.

Alder Eco-Arts Hub Blog 

Or on facebook and instagram at @alderecoarts

Still Moon Arts Society

We respectfully acknowledge that our programs and initiatives take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who have been stewarding this land since time immemorial. We strive for right relations with the diverse peoples of Renfrew-Collingwood and the land and waters of the Still Creek Watershed.