Do you have an old T shirt languishing in the back of a drawer because it’s become faded or stained? You could throw it away (adding to landfill) or rewild it with botanical dyes, so extending its use and saving a huge amount of resources by not buying a new one.
In this 2 hour workshop you’ll revive an old T shirt* with fresh colours and patterns using botanical dyes. This is an introduction to natural fabric dyeing for beginners using readily available colours from plant and food waste. During the session you’ll be introduced to simple shibori (tie-dye) fabric folding, binding and bundling techniques to create unique patterns. While the T shirts cook, there will be a talk about how rewilding your wardrobe can be an empowering protest against the environmental destruction and human suffering caused by fast fashion.
Natural dyes require a mineral salt (mordant) application before hand so you will be sent this in the post along with instructions showing you how to prepare your T shirt. Please allow 24 hours soaking and drying time prior to workshop and ensure you’ve completed your address during sign up. Mordant and postage is included in the workshop fee (U.K. mainland addresses only.)
This workshop will take place at The Wild Dyery studio in Hoylake, on the Wirral peninsula in North West England, 25 minutes by train from Liverpool. Exact address details will be sent following registration. Only 10 places available. Should multiple places be booked online at the same time meaning the event becomes sold out during your purchase, you will be notified within 24 hours and offered a full refund. Once booking is confirmed no refunds or exchanges can be offered.
* a white or pale colour T shirt, natural fibres ONLY e.g. cotton not polyester