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Natural Dyeing Workshop with Maggie Pate, Color Steam

$85 [sold out]

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Create bright colors and unique patterns with this bundle dyeing workshop using food waste. Bundle dyeing is a natural dye technique that involves laying out the dye material on the fiber and rolling it up for a steam bath. Students will create their own silk scarf using food waste items like blueberry extract, onion skins, and turmeric in an original pattern of their choosing.

Textile artist Maggie Pate has cultivated a remarkable studio that is 100% sustainable and eco-friendly. Her main focus is on capturing color predominantly with food waste, collected from local restaurants and farms. In June 2018, she released her first book, The Natural Colors Cookbook. Her guide explores in depth how to capture color with food waste and pantry basics, making natural dyeing and sustainable colors accessible — and earth-loving — to all.


This 2-hour, hands-on workshop will give an overview of how to capture color and create pattern through bundle dyeing.

  1. Intro to Bundle Dyeing
  2. Fiber treatment & preparation
  3. Pattern design and composition
  4. Steam bath technique

During this class, the following item will be provided to practice dyeing:

— Silk Scarf


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