Niagara Parks’ ‘Laura Secord Homestead’ Site To Host “Dye Day” Workshop

A Message To Public from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted September 18th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Queenston, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce a special new workshop entitled “Dye Day”, set to take place at the Laura Secord Homestead in the historic Village of Queenston, Ontario on September 24th  from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Niagara Parks's historic Laura Secord Homestead in the Niagara-on-the-Lake community of Queenston,, Ontario. File photo by Doug Draper

Niagara Parks’s historic Laura Secord Homestead in the Niagara-on-the-Lake community of Queenston,, Ontario. File photo by Doug Draper

Interpretive staff at the Homestead will be creating natural dyes and speaking to the colours that would have been available during Laura Secord’s era, including dyes used in the making of the iconic red British military uniforms of the War of 1812.

Those attending will learn about the traditional dyeing process and have the opportunity to dye wool cloth, as each participant will receive a bundle of hand spun yarn to take home, along with a product kit, so they can continue experimenting on their own.

Reservations are required for Dye Day, and admission is $25 per person. Please call (905) 262-4851 to reserve your space. Note: children are invited to take part and must be accompanied by an adult. The Laura Secord Homestead is located at 29 Queenston St., Queenston, Ontario.

Upcoming Event: Holiday Wreath Making Workshop – November 26

Make your own unique traditional holiday wreath. Grape vine bases and a variety of decorations will be provided to personalize each wreath to match your décor. This $20 workshop covers all supplies and light refreshments. Reservations are required, please call (905) 262-4851.

The Laura Secord Homestead is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

For more information, please visit www.niagaraparksheritage.com

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