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Never-2-Old (N2O): A Garden to Dye For Pt. 2 - Natural Dye Workshop

  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre 339 Sandy Bay Road Port Joli, NS, B0T 1S0 Canada (map)

Workshop description: This workshop will be led by Cindy Hagen of Studio 138 in Shelburne to teach participants about using natural materials such as tree bark and flowers to dye fabrics. Whereas there will be some wait time while the fabrics are in the dye pots, participants are encouraged to bring their knitting or other crafts or are welcome to take a stroll on the HLC trails. Those who did not participate in part one of this workshop series are still welcome to join!


  • 10 am: Quick introduction and then right to the dye pots
  • 11 am: Opportunity for Q&A with Cindy regarding the natural dye process and/or free time
  • 12 pm: Lunch
  • 1 pm: Dye pot unveiling and assembling skeins of yarn on sample card
  • 2 pm: Wrap-up

Cindy's involvement with the HLC's N2O program has been generously supported by the Shelburne County Arts Council.



Registration: To register, contact Jessica at or (902) 440-5503.

About N2O: N2O involves a series of day workshops every second Tuesday from May to September 2018 for those 55 and older, as well as their friends and family. The objectives of the workshops are to foster learning new skills and meeting new people in the community, as well as encourage self-sufficiency, sustainability, outdoor physical activity and creativity.

This will include short presentations on a variety of topics related to the natural environment, rural living, gardening and farming, and local history, as well as guided nature walks around the Centre, hands-on activities, led discussions, and a delicious home-cooked lunch. For more information, click here.