Natural Dyeing with Food Waste & Edibles Workshop- Sun April 8th 11am-3pm

Natural Dyeing with Food Waste & Edibles Workshop- Sun April 8th 11am-3pm


Using only organic plant matter such food waste intended for the compost you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing at Saddle Rock Gardens in Malibu with The Dogwood Dyer.
In this class you will come away with an understanding of how to work with natural colors to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results while learning about traditional shibori surface design techniques. Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer will explain using soymilk and minerals to bind the color, and demonstrate some of her favorite low impact dye extraction methods using kitchen safe scraps from common food items. Most everyone has had to donate or downcycle garments or linens at some point due to everyday wear, spills, accidents and laundry mishaps. Following the dye techniques from this class, you can mask unsightly stains using accessible dyes. This project is for anyone looking to create and experiment with beautiful colors while doing no harm to the planet, your home and your body. No prior knowledge on textiles or dyes is required. Participants will leave with a color selection of natural textiles, the knowledge of tinting textiles using only plants as well as info resources on how to repeat the process at home. Guests are also welcome to bring 1-2 small to medium sized garments or textile items to dye at the workshop. Stained items are wonderful for the dye pot so that they may have a new colorful life!

***There will also be an optional wine tasting if you like during the workshop! The wine tasting is an additional $17- please bring cash.

Saddle Rock Gardens is a family owned establishment focused on growing organic and sustainable produce to enrich the land and strengthen community. It is not only a garden, but a space to come together to learn, dine, and experience the simple beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. 

The Garden offers a variety of community oriented activities including workshops in cooking and gardening, farm to table dinners hosted by local chefs, private events, weekend picnics, and weekly organic produce boxes available for pick up. It aims to provide an environment where one can escape the bustle of the city and relish in the simple, quiet of a garden and its bounty.


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