Since 2020 I only offer private classes. If you want to learn with me, please choose the number of participants and book via this page. The studio capacity for private workshops is 1-5 people. After booking, write me an email to discuss the date, I am available most weekends and evenings.
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 printout to keep experimenting at home.
This workshop can be held in English or German. 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.
DATE AND TIME
please contact me via email to discuss the date
I am available most weekends and evenings
same-day negative Covid rapid test required
Kaliko / Textilwerkstatt
Wedding, U-Bahn Pankstraße