Fabric Dying Workshop

Let’s get colourful!

Use fruits and vegetables from your kitchen to make amazing textiles! Kids will create their dyes using natural pigments found around their homes and learn about traditional dying techniques like tie-dye, Shibori dying, and Batik.

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Fabric Dying Workshop
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1 Your Guide

Alecyn Lea Learn more about me

I'm an artist, a speculative-fiction writer, tiny-home dweller, mediocre ukulele player, and a true believer that you can figure out how to make anything you can dream up. Most days, I can be found slinging some mud around on my pottery wheel and trying (and sometimes failing) to prevent my new puppy from chewing on absolutely everything. In addition to my degree in education, I have a bachelors of fine arts and I love volunteering at my local literacy organization! I speak a little German from my time living in Berlin (where I led a weekly STEM club for learners) and I believe every subject in school should be guided through the lens of Art.

I strive to live as sustainably and off-grid as I can. My big dream is to move into a tiny, off-grid, cabin in the forest to make pots all day, especially if I can have a couple of goats (maybe even tiny goats!)

2 Materials Needed

Colourful fruits and vegetables (spinach, blueberries, beets, red cabbage, onions, turmeric, etc), elastic bands, needle and thread, cotton fabric (t-shirts, etc), white wax crayons, apron and gloves, vinegar, hot water *parent supervision required*, bin or safe surface to dye on, jars or sealed containers to store dye.

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Positive personal identity & culture

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Camp A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 11 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.