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Upcoming Events:

Natural Tie Dyeing Techniques @ Smith-Gllbert Gardens
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Not your uncle’s tie dye!
Shibori is a traditional Japanese fiber art. This “shape-resist” dyeing technique was primarily done with indigo on silk, but the resist techniques used to make these beautiful 3-dimensional patterns can be applied to virtually any fabric using a host of natural dye materials.

Learn the basics of traditional dyeing techniques.
In this class you will learn ancient resist methods that are still used to create uniquely beautiful patterns. You will also learn how dyes are extracted from natural indigo and a variety of native Georgia plants.

Practice what you’ve learned.
We will mix up a batch of natural dye and each participant will give it a go, starting with sample fabric squares. No two will look the same! These simple practice piece immediately become works of art.

Dye your own scarf or T-shirt.
Bring a scarf, T-shirt, or similarly sized item from home to show off your new skills. Make your own one-of-a-kind creation!

About the instructor
Instructor Debbie Wolfe is a crafter, freelance writer and author of “Do It Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts.” A knitter, sewer and all around maker, she has been in love with fiber arts for many years. She lives in Powder Springs with her husband, 2 sons and a house full of pets.

Guided Bird Walk @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

A haven for wild birds
In addition to the dozens of bird species residing on the property year-round, Smith-Gilbert Gardens lies on a major flyway for migratory birds. Each spring and again in fall, more than 100 bird species pass through and over the property on their journey between summer breeding territory up north and overwintering grounds down south. Our expert birding guides have spent years learning to identify birds by sight and sound, and have a passion for wild bird conservation.

Watch with us!
Come enjoy watching birds with us! You’ll learn keys to bird identification, where you can look for wild birds in your neighborhood, how to make your own backyard a habitat for wild birds, and more. This monthly meetup is included with garden admission.

Open Garden at Wright Environmental Education Center @ Wright Environmental Education Center
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Jerry Hightower, Park ranger at Chattahoochee National recreation Area, will do a “walk and talk” on the paths at Wright at 1 pm, speaking on “How Wright Center’s Forest Benefits You.”



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