In this hands-on workshop, we will extract natural dye from common compost ingredients such as coffee grounds, onion skins, and avocado pits and peels. Each of these organic materials yield a unique color. The workshop begins with raw compost that we process to make a dye bath. By the end, students will create a one-of-a-kind natural dyed silk bandana to take home.
This class covers a brief overview of historical and contemporary practices in natural dye processes. No experience is necessary and all materials are included.
This program meets on-site at the Arboretum.
Instructor: Rachel Davis, natural dyes artist
Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Age: 16 and older