From Waste to Wonders
The plant print workshop is an attempt to show how easily accessible natural color is in our everyday life. Most produce and botanical waste is capable of leaving a colorful mark on natural fibers. What we usually categorize as waste can therefore be used to create small wonders of naturally dyed textiles. A great way to give new life to your wardrobe or embark on a foraging adventure in your kitchen or local park.
During our workshop you get to make a 90cm X 90cm natural silk scarf using the plant print technique. We will show you how to create various patterns as well as how to how to brighten or dull the colors of your print. The workshop also includes a general introduction to natural dye and a manual, so no experience needed and we promise it is easy to repeat at home.
What Is Plant Print?
Plant Print is also known as bundle dyeing or eco printing. It is a form or natural dyeing where whole dyestuff (leafs, peels, petals etc.) are used to give color to natural fibers. To collect material for the process it is ideal to save certain kitchen scraps and look for fallen leafs rather than purchasing fresh flowers and vegetables. Once you have a sufficient amount of salvaged plant material it is arranged on a piece of textile and rolled into a bundle. in order to release color from the plant material the cloth is steamed. After the littles bundles have cooled, it can feel a little like christmas, as the colors and patterns always yield surprises and excitement!
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I can’t buy a ticket. Why?
We only have a limited number of tickets available for each workshop, since we want to keep the group of participants small. In that way we ensure that there is plenty of time to ask questions and to get help along the way. We therefore recommend you to get your ticket as soon as possible.
Do we host private workshops?
Yes, we do! If you want to celebrate a birthday in a creative way, host a fun and colourful event or simply want to invite your own group of marbles to a given location, we arrange private workshops - both here in Copenhagen and elsewhere. Please email us if you'd like to know more!
When is the next workshop?
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