Solar Dying

Do you have left over food scraps from a foods lab?  Do you want to explore how to use food scraps in fun and innovate ways while also teaching sustainability concepts to you students? Learn how to solar dye fabric through experimentation and play.  Through this workshop you will learn about suitable types of fabric for natural dyes, how to prepare your fabric, and food scraps that can be used to dye fabric with a solar dying method.  Participants will leave with a solar dyed bandana and all instructions to recreate the activity in their own classroom.

All supplies for this workshop will be provided.

Target Audience



$ 10.00
Solar Dying Materials including: fabric, jar, alum, twine, food stuff

To Bring/Important Notes

Optional: Bring some food scraps from your kitchen like onion skins, red cabbage, avocado skins and pins, or even tea bags and coffee grounds to see what types of colours they will leave on the fabric.  You are also welcome to bring and experiment with flowers from your garden.


Friday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Room B107

This session is full.


  • Hannah Tabert

    Hannah is a recent graduate from the Fashion and Technology program at the Wilson School of Design, at KPU.  Her final thesis collection focused on natural fibers and fabric dying through natural and sustainable methods.

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