Family Workshop: Spring Flower Printed Socks

Combine science and creativity as you learn how to naturally dye socks using spring flowers grown at The Huntington.

Join Erin Berkowitz of Berbo Studio for a morning of natural dyeing with flowers collected from the grounds at The Huntington. Spring brings a rainbow of colorful blooms, and we’ll utilize their potent natural color to create vibrant prints on cotton socks. Participants will learn the accessible, fun technique of eco-printing—creating lasting prints with plant materials—and each participant will leave with their own colorfully printed pair of socks.

Appropriate for all levels of experience, this workshop blends creativity with plant and dye science. The intriguing and inspiring activity will foster appreciation for the beautiful blooms around us!

Key Details:

  • Suitable for ages 3 and up.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration includes all supplies and materials for one child and one adult, as well as admission to The Huntington.

Day of Program:

  • Check in with Education staff at Admission window #10 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

About the Instructor:

Erin Berkowitz is a teacher and guide who leads plant walks, hands-on dye workshops, and other in situ outdoor creative events intended to encourage and deepen our relationships with local ecology, emphasizing stewardship, especially of native plants and the web of beings—including humans—whom they support. In addition to building a bridge between humans and the natural world, her exploration of plant dyes also aims to find common ground between the two presently disparate worlds of art and science.

For any questions, please contact Joy Yamahata or call 626-405-3457.