Goldenrod Foraging and Natural Dyeing Workshop with Julia Rose Sutherland

Join Julia Rose Sutherland in collaboration with The Bentway for an immersive and eco-conscious workshop where we’ll take a unique stroll under the Gardiner Expressway, exploring the urban landscape and foraging for native species of goldenrod. We’ll learn about the traditional uses of goldenrod in natural dyeing and explore the techniques of extracting natural dye from the plant. After gathering the goldenrod, we’ll return to our workshop space, where we’ll teach you how to use the extracted dye to create a vibrant yellow hue on a t-shirt. This hands-on experience will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is uniquely yours while learning about sustainable practices of natural dyeing.

Workshops are free to attend; visitors are welcome to register for one or all sessions. 

About the Location:

  • Wheelchair accessible (TBD – depending if route is barrier-free)
  • All gender and accessible washrooms available during 1 – 8:30pm on weekdays, and 10am – 8:30pm on weekends. The washrooms will be closed on Mondays, with the exception of holidays.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a washed white cotton t-shirt or fabric.