Instructor: Carol Reed

Skill Level: Beginner

Eco-dyeing with eucalyptus on cotton is a bit more difficult than on wool or silk. In this class, we’ll dye a t-shirt and a bandana that have different pre-treatments. Then through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves will impart their color and pattern to the textiles. You’ll learn about mordants, bundle dyeing with iron water, and how to care for your naturally dyed textiles. While the t-shirts are dyeing we’ll create a synthetic indigo vat and dye a cotton bandana using various resist methods. The indigo can also be used to overdye your eucalyptus-dyed textiles when they are finished.

After registering, please email and indicate what size t-shirt, men’s or women’s, you need for the class. Students cannot bring their own t-shirts, Carol will pre-treat the t-shirts for the class.

There will be a lunch break while the t-shirts are dyeing. All materials are included in the tuition. This class is appropriate for teens to adults.

Please wear old clothes.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for the cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild.

In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or contact us here at least 7 days prior to the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a credit that can be used toward another workshop. No refunds or transfers will be given to cancellation requests made with less than 24 hours’ notice of the class.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts. If you are sick with Covid-19 or believe that you may have been recently exposed, please email

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  • Eucalyptus Magic & Cotton
     10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Venue Phone: 717-431-8706

Venue Website:

335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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