DUNEDIN – The Jan. 10 Coffee and Conversation presented by the Sterling Society of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center features Bonnie Bowman.
Bowman will give a program on eco dying beginning at noon Thursday at the arts center, 1143 Michigan Boulevard.
After a brief overview of the traditional natural dying processes, she will look at how to find and identify plants that may produce worthwhile dyes, extracting the color from those plants and making them colorfast.
Bowman will then look at the pros and cons of natural versus synthetic dyes.
Bowman believes the pursuit of mastering ancient craft techniques is relevant and essential to the wellbeing of our “present minds.” She has sold her work through commissions from private and corporate clients, as well as produced work marketed and sold to an international market.
Bonnie says her greatest passion is “teaching the art of weaving, basketry and clay to students of all ages and abilities in a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere.”
Coffee and conversation is free. Call the Palm Café at 298-DFAC, ext. 237 to order lunch.