Colors of Clifton: Preserving the Palette of Autumn

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019

2:00pm – 6:00pm

How can you gently hold onto the grasses, fields and flowers of autumn? How can you keep the warm colors of fall in your home throughout the winter?

Join us for this two session event:

Sunday, September 29

2-6 pm

  • Gather native plants and learn their special qualities with naturalist, Regina Yurkonis
  • Learn to make natural dyes as you coax the colors from your leaves, flowers, bark and roots with historical home arts interpreter, Feliecia Brooks
  • Dye wool and press botanical specimens for the next session

Friday, October 11

6-8 pm

  • Come back to combine your naturally dyed wool and pressed plants to create a unique framed artwork while enjoying refreshments and friendship
Registration and materials fee: $75 per person ($60 for Friends of Clifton)

More Colors of Clifton events are planned for 2020. Please show your support for this program by registering early. Email Alison at with questions.

(Cover image originally posted to Flickr by Muffet at

Event Location

The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA, 20187

Event Fees

Registration and materials fee
$ 75.00