On September 16, 2023, there will be an Indigo and Black Walnut Dyeing Class, taught by Sheri Wood, from 8 am. To 3 p.m. at the Dairy Building. Class size is limited to 10 p.m. In this class, you will learn about how to dye natural fabrics with Black Walnut hulls. We will take a short walk to gather fresh walnuts, then return to the Dairy Building to use them to dye cotton, linen and silk fabrics. Lunch will be on your own, at one of the local restaurants, or bring a lunch. After lunch, we will vat dye with indigo, experimenting with different patterning techniques. Please wear old clothes, bring an apron and gloves if you want. You may also bring some small pieces of natural fiber fabrics to dye as we have time. Class fee: $75. includes $25 supply fee. Fabrics, plus all dye and safety supplies will be provided. Each person will leave with their own dyed fabrics, written directions for what we did, and how to finish fabrics at home. Extra fabrics and supplies will be available to purchase to use during class. Please contact Sheri Wood with any questions about the classes or to register for classes at (309) 299-8007 or at sheri_jeanne@hotmail.com . Partially sponsored by the BHHA.