Thursday, March 12 , 2020 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Upstairs Conference Room of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo 

Cost: $10 Member/$15 Not-yet-Member

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Dye Shed at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Photo Credit : @dd1962

Our final lecture in the Color Series features Cathy Greco for a demonstration of chemistry and color. Greco is a chemist and master spinner and uses her technical expertise to draw color out of plants and into fibers, spinning and weaving vibrant colors from plant-based dyes. Cathy will showcase some of the historically popular plant -based, and natural dyes from New Mexico and Mexico.

About the Speaker: Cathy Greco is a retired chemistry instructor from Lancaster County, PA. She is a self-taught spinner with over 25 years of experience. In Pennsylvania, Cathy volunteered for wool washing, carding and spinning demonstrations at the Landis Valley Living History Museum. In Santa Fe, Cathy volunteers at Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum working in the dye shed and demonstrating spinning techniques for visitors.