Local Dyes on Japanese Paper 2-day Workshop

Local Dyes on Japanese Paper 2-day Workshop


Berlin is an incredibly green city and producing dyes from the nature around can be a sustainable creative practice. Japanese paper is particularly suited to natural dyeing as it can behave as a textile due to the long fibres in it’s content, but as a paper, it absorbs colour without the need of additives.

We’re pairing with our local plant friend, Laura Schneider to host a 2-day workshop that includes a foraging expedition and in-studio dyeing with our found bounty.

The first day will be a foraging walk (up to 2hrs), where Laura will talk about the local plants in our everyday environment. She’ll impart her super knowledge on uses and we’ll non-invasively gather those that can be used for dying. Each participant will have a small map of our walk for note taking.

For the second day, we’ll meet at the studio where everyone will recieve multiple sheets of paper, in different weights for dip dyeing and other dye experiments. Gathered plants from the previous days’ foraging will be cooked and raw materials will be made ready. Dyed papers from the workshop can be used for further artwork and crafts, for gift wrapping or cards, collage, to cover small books, or made into decorations. The possibilities are endless!

Please select the dates you’d like to participate from the drop-down menu.

Information about our meeting place on for the foraging walk will be shared after purchase.

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