Mel is the best teacher for everything one could ever want to know about using, growing and foraging for natural dyes. I have now taken two classes and each one was enriching; Mel explains historic uses, scientific why’s and how to’s and makes the learning fun.
— Ann
Mel is a wonderful teacher. I’ve had the pleasure of attending 3 different workshops and plan to take more. Mel teaches the long and rich background of the techniques, and always presents the most ecologically sound methods for sourcing, dying and even disposal of dye products. The classes are prepared to allow for sample testing before producing a final product, and include notes and references to take home.

No matter the class, students leave with knowledge, instructions and beautiful products. Thank you Mel for sharing your passion, knowledge and skills!
— Jenn
Mel generously shared her incredible wealth of knowledge of all things dye and fibre. Her passion was inspiring. I can hardly wait to continue my own explorations into this art form.
— Eleonora
Great weekend workshops with Mel held at Gaspereau Valley Fibres. Mel shared her wealth of knowledge on natural dyeing and Indigo with the group. I can’t wait to sign up for another one of her workshops! If you are interested in natural dyes I would highly recommend taking a workshop with Mel!!!
— Pamela
These are such gorgeous products! I ordered a scarf as a gift, and it was even more beautiful than it looked in the photo. Great customer service too. I can’t wait to order something for myself now.
— Lorna