intro to plant dyes: plant dyeing with extracts, ground, foraged materials and kitchen waste

intro to plant dyes: plant dyeing with extracts, ground, foraged materials and kitchen waste

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Natural dyeing {plant dyeing} is the most beautiful process of extracting color from plant materials such as leaves, bark, roots, flowers and more! The process is unpredictable at times, magical and calming. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to naturally dye with (4) bases to create 12 color swatches from fabric or yarn of their choice. Each attendee will have their own work station. At the completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to use swatches to create note card recipes or the foundation of a lovely dye journal for on-going experimentation. This workshop will complete the intro to plant dyes series. Attendees are welcome to bring foraged materials for experimentation.

Attendees will be able to take home natural dyes for further experimentation. 

Attendees interested in completing the intro to plant dyes series will receive 15% off their tuition. All levels must be added to cart at checkout for discount activation. 

BYOF (bring your own fabric/fiber/yarn). Attendees are required to BYOF. Fabric or yarn must be 100% natural (cotton, silk, hemp, linen, bamboo, tencel, wool, etc.). Fabric blends with 5% lyrca or synthetic are not recommended. Questions or concerns? Please contact us here. 

Attendees joining at this level should have materials properly prepared for dyeing. If you completed intro to plant dyes: mordants, additives, and tannins you will continue with this offering.

This workshop will cover:

  • color extraction 
  • types of natural dyes and use
  • WOF with examples + worksheet
  • color modification 
  • exhaust baths
  • over-dyeing
  • washing and care instructions for naturally dyed textiles

Workshop calendar (select a time below)

Saturday, March 18, 2023 10am-1pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 6pm-9pm

Skill level + age

Eager beginner or confident beginner (completed level 1 and 2 of intro to plant dyes series or have experimented with natural dyes), and perfect for adults (14+).

Workshop duration 

One day, approximately 2.5-3 hours.

Additional information

Tuition cost includes workshop materials, handouts and lecture unless otherwise noted.

Attendees will receive a 10% off discount code that can be used for products available at Modest Transitions and future workshops (excludes community workshops, private consultation, and rentals).

If you encounter any issues with registration or want to be put on a waiting list for a sold-out class, please contact the studio at 267-312-9136.

Class size is limited. For all information regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

Refunds + registration policies 

All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by giving us a call or emailing customer service at In the event of a workshop cancellation due to enrollment, illness, weather, etc., you will receive 72 hours advanced notice and a full refund.

Session Session 2: Wednesday 6/7 6pm-9pm