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Botanical dyeing with flowers on silk.

Create a delicate kaleidoscope of beautiful colours on silk satin with seasonal flowers in this natural dyeing workshop.
Botanical dyeing with flowers on silk.

Time & Location

Time is TBD
Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand

About the Event

Working with fresh, dried and frozen flowers we'll be exploring the art of botanical dyeing on silk. Enjoy infusing the natural pigments from petals into beautiful fibres using a sustainable and mindful process. Each participant receives a piece of silk satin ready to dye and take home, giving you the opportunity create something special for yourself.

In the workshop you will:

Mordant the silk to prepare it for dyeing.

Experiment with test swatches and learn about the use of modifiers to change colours.

Eco dye your silk piece using a hot bundle technique.

Learn about caring for naturally dyed fabrics.

Please bring a selection of cut flowers from a place or occasion meaningful to you. Fresh, dried or frozen are all OK. Dark petals will usually produce more intense colours than light.

What's included?

Silk satin fabric and all equipment.


Written notes and references for further learning.

Instructions for creating a wall hanging, and pattern for making an easy sew bento bag with your piece of take home dyed satin.

Morning/afternoon tea included (gluten free). BYO lunch.

  • Botanical dyeing with flowers.

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