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Crafting the Garden

Exhibition Details

Crafting the Garden focuses on plants and other natural materials used for making and dyeing textiles and paper. Several of these have been replaced by synthetics in large-scale production today. Still, many people prefer natural materials for their reduced environmental impact, as well as the colors and textures they produce. Here at Craft Alliance, we offer courses and workshops in using natural materials for those who appreciate working with centuries-old craft techniques.

This exhibition is a collaboration with the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Brown Center is dedicated to understanding the relationships between humans, plants, and their environment. Many of the exhibition objects are from the Brown Center’s Biocultural Collection. This collection contains over 7,000 objects, ranging from biological specimens to the cultural artifacts more commonly seen in art, craft, and history museums.

To find out more about the Biocultural Collection at the Missouri Botanical Garden, visit: