Event Type - Course/Workshop

Botanical Bundles in The Kitchen Pantry: A Natural Dye Workshop

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  •   19/12/2021
  •   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

(UTC+03:00) Kuwait, Riyadh

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75.000 KD

𓇗 | Botanical Bundles in the Kitchen Pantry: A Natural Dye Workshop DATE: December 19th 2021 | TIME: 11:00 AM 01:00 - PM | DURATION: 4 hours | PRICE: 80 KD In this special workshop Studio Khemia’e has curated for SEEDS PLATFORM, you will have the wonderful opportunity to experience and discover both the dyeing potentials of botanicals and the dyeing potentials of food waste from your kitchen pantry. The natural dyeing process is a fun way to liven up fabrics, imbuing the threads with natural colors that are safe for you and the environment. You will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes and explore the processes of immersion and botanical bundle dyeing. We will explore the colours extracted from everyday kitchen waste such as onion skins, turmeric, pomegranate skins, avocado and from botanical such as flowers, petals, leaves and herbs - allowing a creative and playful experience while giving new life to something otherwise thrown away. This workshop will cover: * Introduction to ‘The Realm of Natural Dyes’: From fiber types to dye plants, scours and mordants * Overview of kitchen pantry dyestuffs such as onion skins, turmeric, avocado skins and stones, pomegranate skins, fresh and dried flowers, teas, coffees * How to dye, including how to prepare the fabrics and dye baths * How to bundle dye, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, bundle the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop * Each student will leave with 6 dyed pieces ( 2 organic cotton napkins, 2 silk squares and 2 silk rectangles), and the know-how to design and create more pieces of their own. The workshop will be taken place at Studio Khemia’e in Kuwait City

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