Introduction to Natural Dyeing with Gina Levesque (FRI PM)

Introduction to Natural Dyeing with Gina Levesque (FRI PM)

Come learn the art and history of fiber dyeing using light fast and color fast natural dyes. Historic as well as native dyes will be utilized in class including indigo, cochineal, and osage orange. Each student will take home a notebook of recipes and yarn samples, but is encouraged to bring small samples of their own fiber to drop into the dye pot.


Level:  This is a beginning class. No previous experience is needed

Ages:  14+

Materials Fee:  $15 covers binders, handouts, and yarn samples


Please Bring:  Wear old clothes or a dye apron. Gloves for dyeing (if desired). Small samples of your own fiber to add to the dye pot (optional).

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area:  1 (Kitchen)

Date/Time:  Fri May 6  2pm - 5pm 


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.

  • Instructor Bio

    Gina Levesque is a fourth generation rug hooker and has been hooking for over twenty years. One of her greatest pleasures is to dye wool for her creations and the creations of others. Her dyeing experience covers not only acid dyes but also naturals dyes. Her business, Across Generations, sells her hand-dyed wools and other rug hooking supplies. Her hand-dyed wools can also be found on her Etsy store as well as quilt shops such as The Quilted Crow (Bolton, MA), Sew Many Quilts (Checotah, OK), Tiger Valley Quilt Company (Utica, NY),and A Bolt Load of Fabric (Wagoner, OK).

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2022, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2022, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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