Natural Dyeing on Fabric Workshop - ONLINE > Let's GoDo - Let's GoDo

Natural Dyeing on Fabric Workshop - ONLINE

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Overview

Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops

About the experience

Experience Duration : 1 hrs 30 mins
Detailed description:

Rainbow clothes on my shelves and hangars!! Colour is one of the attributes that attracts me the most when I walk into a fabric / clothing store. Colour speaks to me. It tells tales of passion, love, energy, happiness, nature, calmness, sadness, royalty, mystery, formality, creativity…to write down just a few. In this amazingly magical session, we will explore a few natural dyes we can try at home. What makes natural dyes a great choice for conscious fashion advocates is that the process is inherently slow and intentional. The ever-changing hues are the best part of their beauty and we all need to shift our mindset when it comes to how we perceive what fashion should be, and at what cost. What are natural dyes? Natural dyes are a nontoxic alternative to conventionally used synthetic dyes that are causing irreversible damage to the planet.

About the host

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, and love to engage with folk/tribal art from across the world – wiPth a special focus on India. I design and conduct experiential workshops, giving a contemporary bent to heritage Art n Craft. I have thoroughly enjoyed conducting in-person and online workshops for audiences in India, USA, UK, Australia, Dubai. My workshop at Amazon HQ in Seattle demonstrated the ease with which art communicates with people from different countries and ethnicities.  The learning and sharing process has been unique in each workshop and the participants’ ages have varied from age 8 to 80!

Places we'll visit

Your computer screen.

Additional information

Items

What the Host requires you to bring
  • For cellulose yarn: Cotton Fabric, white: A square piece about 6inches / 15 cm or more
  • For cellulose yarn: Linen/Organza Fabric, white: A square piece about 6inches / 15 cm or more
  • For protein yarn: Silk Fabric, white: A square piece about 6inches / 15 cm or more For protein yarn: Wool yarn, white. A few (2) metres of natural coloured wool.
  • Neutral soap powder – avoid laundry detergent as it may have bleaching properties. Olive oil soap if possible
  • Potassium alum: 100 gm (you fill find in pharmacies/ health food stores, herbalists). Used for making preserves
  • Cream of tartar: 50 gm (you will find in confectionery stores)
  • Natural dyeing botanical sources: A big handful of Marigold flowers Pomegranate skins Onion peels Avocado skins Eucalyptus leaves/bark
  • Natural dyeing insect sources: cochineal powder: 100 gm. Can get pink from madder powder too, but that is plant root based): 50 gm
  • One lemon for fresh juice
  • A stove or heat source to boil water
  • Pots and pans with lids
  • Weighing machine (required to measure weight of fabric pieces in gm)
  • Utensils for mixing and handling. Stainless steel / glass ones work the best
  • Some containers of varying sizes
  • Mortar and pestle: small
  • Rubber gloves / plastic sheet for protection
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Clothes Iron: to dry out and flatten your brand-new fabric pieces
  • A notebook to make notes!

Restrictions

  • Who can come Adults
  • Activity level just enough
  • Skill level beginner

Languages

Primary Language : English

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 2
Private groups maximum size : 20

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message

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Location

Host Location : Sector 26, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, India, (201301),

Co Hosts / Assistant

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