Upcoming events

    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 67 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801

    Catharine Ellis

     The History of the World in Textile Objects

    For many of us, textile objects are a catalyst for learning about world history, culture, economics, and science. The physical objects are interwoven with stories of use, trade and culture preservation.

    Catharine has chosen a select group of textiles from her travels to help tell some of these stories: the Navajo rug, the Zapotec rug, and the raffia of Madagascar. 

     Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and dyer for over 40 years. Since “retiring” from teaching at Haywood Community College, she has been traveling the world, teaching and learning about textiles and natural dyes. She currently serves on the board of The Textile Society of America.  

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The North Carolina Arboretum
    • 150


    There is a growing demand for natural dyes for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries. This conference is for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of natural plant-based dyes. The symposium is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes in order to encourage a sustainable natural dye industry in western North Carolina. In addition to presentations, the symposium will feature vendors, demonstrations and exhibits. For more information click here.

    For questions please contact ejohnson@ncarboretum.org

    Register  through the Arboretum website.

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