Family Fiber Days at Scotchtown, Day 3

Apr 17, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Have you ever wondered what colors were popular in the 18th century Americas or how they achieved the beautiful reds, blues and yellows we often see in period paintings and portraits? Join Clotho’s Handspinners expert dyer and guild members, as they demonstrate natural dyeing techniques used in the 18th century. Clotho’s, an educational non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia whose mission is to educate and support those who spin fiber into yarn will be at Scotchtown to share their knowledge about the various plants, roots and other materials that are used in natural dyeing. Take home a sample recipe to try on your own and learn about how Scotchtown’s gardens will have a role in future dyeing programs!

Grounds only self-guided cell tours and fiber program is $5 per person or $10 per car/family.  If you wish to take the guided house tour, the tour and fiber program are both included at $8 for students, $9 for Senior/AAA/Military, and $10 General Admission. Preservation VA members are free.