Natural Dyeing & Ink Making Workshop

Katie with brown hair and light top spinkles flower petals onto a sheet of fabric
Textured divide




Ainslie Arts Centre




2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 6 April 2024


Room 1
Ainslie Arts Centre

Join Katie from Studio Tinta for 3 hours of creative fun and go home with your very own hand-dyed textiles in her natural dyeing and ink making workshop! 

Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop will cover a range of fun techniques including:

  • Bundle-dyeing (or eco-printing)

  • Dyeing with food waste

  • Dyeing with leaves and flowers

  • Dyeing with natural extracts and powders

  • Using plant and protein fibres

  • Using mordants and modifiers

  • Natural ink making

Included in the workshop:

  • 1 x silk scarf to dye

  • An abundance of leaves and flowers and other plants

  • Natural dye extracts and powders

  • Natural inks to play with on paper

  • Tea & snacks

What you need to bring:

  • Closed-toe shoes and water bottle

  • 1-2 small clean, wet white item from home that we can mordant and dye together (preferably silk but can also be cotton, linen, hemp or bamboo). Some suggestions include a tea towel, pillowcase, single top, small t-shirt or any item of similar size.

  • A plastic bag or green bag for taking home your wet fabric.

  • Any plants from home that you’d like to try dyeing with (some suggestions include onion skins, geraniums, roses, hibiscus, lisianthus, delphinium, marigold, cosmos, cornflowers, butterfly pea, eucalyptus leaves.)

This will be an intimate group of 12 people maximum.