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Kitchen Waste Dyes

Saturday, April 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Erin Luna

$32 – $40

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Materials saved from the landfill:
textiles, food waste

Skills you’ll learn:
process of dyeing textiles with plant materials, tying and folding techniques for creating patterns

Natural dyes are a beautiful and sustainable way to bring color to textiles. In this workshop, natural dye artisan Erin Luna will show you how to create dye baths from kitchen waste materials. Participants will learn how to process a few readily accessible dye materials, like onion skins, avocado pits, rosemary, and pomegranate skins, to create hand-dyed fabrics. We will also provide a few larger pieces of fabric, such as repurposed bandanas made of 100% natural white cotton that have been prepared in a mordant. Participants will learn some dye resist techniques as well as the use of an iron modifier to change the dye color results.



Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.

Child Participation Policy: Curious about your creative, resourceful kiddo participating in the Perennial mission through a class? Since our classes are geared towards adult beginners, we will assess child participation on a class by class basis. Please email classes@perennialstl.org or call us at 314-832-2288 before signing them up. Please note that we cannot accommodate children younger than 12 years old. For children under 16 years of age, both the child and their guardian will need to purchase a ticket and participate in the class together.


Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$32 – $40
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63118 United States


Erin Luna