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Fashion Evolution Special - Dyeing with plants

  • HERMANN'S Berlin Torstraße 116-118 10119 Berlin Germany (map)

Did you know that you can extract pigments from plants you can find in Berlin's parks but also in your own kitchen? 

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 on June 30th at Hermann's Berlin. 
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. 

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

All materials will be provided, all you need to do is join.

Ania Grzeszek is a weaver and botanical dyer based in Berlin. She is working with natural and healthy pigments and fabrics since 2015, with the focus on materials that can be obtained locally.


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, dye-kits, drinks, some snacks and music.

Earlier Event: June 17
Workshop - Dyeing with plants
Later Event: July 1
Workshop - Natural shibori