Old Roots New Seeds Community Dye Garden

Wild and cultivated plants and flowers for dyes with the words: Old Roots New Seeds Community Dye Garden, Est. 2021


In 2021 I adapted my practice by co-facilitating community-workshops with Miranda Bouchard and the AlgomaTradCentre at the Community Colours Dye Garden on St. Joseph’s Island, identifying dyestuffs foraged and grown, dyeing fibres, and creating with community members across the province virtually. This introduction to a “community dye garden” inspired me to develop my own community arts project in rural Thunder Bay | Anemki Wekwedong. I’ve partnered with Willow Springs Creative Centre in Lappe, Ontario to create a dye-garden for community learning and collaborative creation. 

The Old Roots New Seeds Community Dye Garden is an Ontario Arts Council supported project, of which we are thankful for! Ontario Arts Council Conseil Des Arts De L’Ontario

Interested in learning more? Sign up for the Old Roots New Seeds Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/hre9vv and check out the blog posts tagged #dyegarden on my blog here: https://www.tuijahansenfibredesign.ca/blogs/news/community-dye-garden-year-one