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Create a unique silk scarf using materials from the garden
by Tribune Staff
Jul 18, 2011 | 448 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Flowers and other materials growing in the garden make for wonderful natural dyes. Learn how to use these garden materials to create a unique silk scarf during a hands-on workshop offered by the Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 in the Wilbur D. May Arboretum.

Botanical Society member Marilynn Clark will demonstrate how to extract dyes from dead-headed flowers to color scarves. Clark is an expert on natural dyeing and has taught dye classes in both the United States and Canada.

The class cost is $40 for Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society members and $50 for non-members. There is also a $10 material fee. Proceeds from the workshops will benefit the May Arboretum. Meet at the park’s Visitor Center located right outside the Arboretum.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is located at 1595 N. Sierra St. in Reno.

For more information, call 826-7479 or 785-4153, or email

For information about gardening workshops, volunteer opportunities and special events, visit

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