WORKSHOP Dyeing with plants
Did you know that you can extract pigments from local plants? Berlin is a green city and its parks have a lot to offer. But how to uncover a plant's dyeing potential?
You will learn which local plants can be used to extract pigments but also how you can utilize your kitchen waste for this purpose. If you are interested in how non-toxic, natural dyes can be applied to the fabric, join us in our new studio Exerzierstraße 8.
You will be introduced to the beautiful alchemy of botanical dyeing and will leave with your own botanically dyed samples. You will then be able to continue with your newly acquired knowledge in the comfort of your own kitchen. Charge your old clothes with the healing power of plants and give them a new life.
This workshop will cover:
- different types of plant pigments and how to use them
- recognizing and foraging dye plants in the proximity of your home
- preparing different fabrics for the dyeing process
- how to make plant colors light- and wash fast
- using modifying substances to achieve a spectrum of colors
We will perform a series of small dyeing exercises. You will leave the workshop with a silk scarf and a print-out to keep experimenting at home.
This workshop will be held in English but questions in German can be answered too. If you're a beginner or have only a basic knowledge of the subject, this introductory workshop is for you.
All materials will be provided, including fabric samples, dye plants, and mordants.
same-day negative Covid rapid test and/or face-covering required
Kaliko / Textilwerkstatt
Wedding, U-Bahn Pankstraße
I am also offering private weaving classes in Wedding.
Choose between 1h consultation (1:1) and a 3h plant-dyeing workshop that you can book for yourself and up to 3 friends. The maximum studio capacity for workshops is 4 participants. Get in touch to book.