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Lecture: “A Look at Natural Dyes in History and Practice” (at Mordecai)
Thursday, October 03, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Joel Lane Museum House

Lecture: “A Look at Natural Dyes in History and Practice” by Bailey Knight

Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

Location: Mordecai Historic Site Visitor Center, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Parking is available on Cedar and Mimosa Streets, with handicapped spots on both. Cedar is closest to the Visitor Center, but it’s a short, pleasant walk through the park from Mimosa Street.

Admission: $16 General Public; $11 Members and Students. Available by contacting the Joel Lane Museum House or at

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: [email protected]

Textile Artist Bailey Knight will lead an exploration of natural dyes, with a focus on the history and uses of plant-based dyes. Bailey will use her firsthand experience working with these traditional materials to offer a practical, vibrant look at the colors of history.

Bailey Knight is currently working as a Studio and Lab Technician at the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, and graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Design with a Bachelor of Art and Design in May of 2017.

Bailey is an original, and independent designer and natural dyer who expresses empathy and patience through handwork with fabric, thread, and dye. She finds and reinterprets natural awe and beauty through her work in forms of wearables, wall pieces, garments, and soft products. She is ethical, ambitious, creative, and colorful. Being practical yet fun, Bailey naturally creates work that is both quirky and respectful to the earth, and prides herself in her natural materials, natural processes, and accepting heart.

Tickets available here.


And don’t miss your chance to try these techniques for yourself! Bailey will lead a Natural Indigo Dye Workshop on Sunday, October 6, at the Joel Lane Museum House. Dye a silk scarf and a cotton bandanna to take home!

Contact: Lanie Hubbard, Director, Joel Lane Museum House