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Olive's Workshops

Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing

Regular price $80.00
Regular price Sale price $80.00

Instructor: Kristin Arzt

Thursday, April 27

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Ages 16+

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Learn the beautiful art of bundle dyeing and eco-printing with plants! Gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes as you explore these hands-on and colorful processes. We’ll cover an introduction to natural dye plants and different types of fabric. Work with natural dyestuffs including locally sourced leaves and plants, food scraps, fresh and dried flowers, and more. You'll learn how to dye silk and cotton, including how to prepare the fabric, place the dyestuffs, wrap the fabric, and steam the fabric on a stovetop.

All materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $25 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.

*Masks are recommended, but not required while participating in a workshop or event

Students will need to bring:

  • Apron (optional)
  • Note-taking materials (optional)

About Kristin Arzt: 

Kristin Arzt is a natural dyer, educator, gardener, and designer, splitting her time between Oakland, California and Western North Carolina. Kristin believes that by exploring the collision of textiles, plants, and sustainability, she can help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm. When not teaching in-person and online courses, Kristin grows her own seasonal dye plants in her home garden for closer experimentation; often sharing seeds and sprouts with students. After becoming enamored with the world of natural color, Kristin has taken years to expand her toolkit, traveling far and wide to learn directly with specialized teachers in the dye community. She has studied with Kathy Hattori, Catharine Ellis, Joy Boutrup, and many more amazing instructors.