Compost Color - July 21 - Nashville

Compost Color - July 21 - Nashville


Learn how to turn your food scrapes and waste into magnificent colors. In this class, you will learn the basics of natural dyeing with Maggie Pate who specializes in capturing color with food waste. Watch as onion skins create a vibrant yellow, tea makes a soothing earthy brown, and blueberries dye a brilliant purple! Monica, master Eco-Printer of Bricolage Press, will be joining and teaching how to eco-print with Food Scraps.

Students will:

  • Learn the basics of natural dyeing and preparing their fiber

  • Extract hue from food scraps

  • Testing for color

  • Learn about natural color modifiers

  • Design and Create their own Eco-Printed silk scarf

  • Dye a cotton mesh market bag

  • Dye their own swatches so they can begin a Natural Dye Swatch Book

  • Dye cotton bandana

  • And they will receive Maggie’s Natural Dyeing E-Course so they dye at home


Date: Sunday July 21

Location: Bloomsbury Farm outside of Nashville, TN

Time: 11 am to 3 pm  

*** Please note that cancelations cannot be refund as we will be preparing materials for this class weeks in advance.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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