Join Flower Dye founder Susanna Taylor for an evening of learning to create color from nature! In this class you will learn to create vibrant, lasting textile color from flowers, food waste and even medicinal ingredients you would find in a kitchen or at the market. We will provide you with a textile to experiment with, and you can bring your own pre-washed garment from home to dye (must be a natural material like cotton or silk and white, ivory or light colored).
In this class you will learn the basics of natural dyeing and more:
-which fabrics to use for natural dyeing
-how to prepare fabric for dyeing
-how to make a natural dye bath
-how to create color on fabric with flowers directly
-different tie dye and Shibori techniques to create patterns on your fabric
-how to care for your naturally dyed textiles and clothing
Bring to class:
-you can bring an item of clothing or textile of your own to dye
-a notebook and pen for taking notes
-container to take home any leftover dye bath if you want (water bottle etc)
My bio: Susanna is the founder of ecofashion brand Flower Dye which creates naturally dyed garments and homewares, and connects people to the earth through beauty and color. Susanna is passionate about sustainable living and shares tips and tricks for living beautifully without harming the earth through her blog Earthen Warrior. She lives in Brooklyn and spends time in Vermont in the summer where she harvests natural color from the farm she partners with to grow the natural dyes for Flower Dye.
We look forward to seeing you at Anima Mundi Apothecary for a magical night of color alchemy!