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Equinox Dye Bath: Honoring the Colors of Fall

  • Cambridge Naturals 92 Guest Street Brighton, MA, 02135 United States (map)

Join us for an afternoon spent dyeing in community with herbalist and natural dyer Maggie Ruth Haaland. Fall is the time of golden yellows and oranges. Goldenrod, marigold, coreopsis. When the beginning of fall is heavy with certain fruits and lots of shifts. Come learn the basics of natural dyeing and ecoprinting in this hands on workshop on the lawn outside the Brighton shop. We will sink into the energy of early fall with a seasonal herbal tea and then get our hands into the dye pots! Maggie will also touch on the mordanting process and the use of natural dye as a ritual and self care practice. Hope you will join us for this afternoon spent creating and learning in community!


Bring a one small white or light colored item to dye, natural material (cotton, silk, linen, wool). If you find colors you’d like to experiment with, bring them with you! You will also be receiving a 15% off coupon to shop in the store!

Class will be held outside of Cambridge Naturals in Brighton, on the lawn. Come prepared with sun protection and hydration. Bring blankets or mats to sit on, we do have some, but we recommend having your own that will keep you cool.

There is parking on the street for free because it is Sunday, and we will also validate the parking for the parking lot behind our store. There are 2 parking lots, so make sure to go into the one that is right behind 92 Guest Street (not across from us, but behind our store.)

All attendees will receive a 15% off coupon to shop at our store.

Any other questions, please email

We look forward to having you here!

Maggie Ruth Haaland (she/they) is a queer natural dyer, herbalist, writer, and footbath devotee living in JP. She has studied plant medicine for ten years and has over the past few years fallen in love with the intersection of fiber and herbal medicine. Their values are rooted in softness, community, and care and they regularly facilitate natural dye workshops and introductory plant walks to help folks connect with themselves, their creativity, and the land around them. Maggie also vends her naturally dyed bandanas and herbal creations at various markets in the Boston area. Some of her teachers include Tony Lemos, Steph Zabel, and Bryonie Wise.