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Natural dye making deep dive
Deep dive into natural dying by a professional textile designer/ natural dye specialist

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Deep dive into natural dying by a professional textile designer/ natural dye specialist
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Apr 21, 2022
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Natural dye making deep dive
Deep dive into natural dying by a professional textile designer/ natural dye specialist
Namrata Bhutoria
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About this course
Namrata is a sustainability enthusiast who promotes the idea of sustainable clothing through workshops on natural dyeing. She has been exploring natural dyeing techniques for over a decade and is passionate about educating people about the benefits of using plants and minerals to dye fabrics. As a co-founder of Color Ashram, She offers an online practical hands on course to learn the process of Natural Dyeing Topics covered: Why natural dyes? How are synthetic dyes polluting? Learn about the history and chemistry of natural dyes and process, terminology, classification and language of natural dyes, fabric preparation, what is foraging for dye sources, hands on session on basic natural dye extraction of red and yellow dyes, Indigo vat making and dyeing, shade variations, exhausting dye baths,curing process and wash care of natural dyed fabrics. In addition you will also learn about an innovative standardised form of natural dyes.
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Namrata Bhutoria

Namrata's journey started organically because chemical free natural dyed textiles inspired her to explore, share her new found passion with everyone willing to know and is consistent in her field of work. She is the founder of Biome Conscious Fashion and Color Ashram, is a spirited Entrepreneur of natural dyes, artist, designer, & part-time thespian. She has received many awards including ethical fashion forum award from UK 2012, has been a speaker at International organic conference, New York and many more.

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Course Material

Lesson 1:

No materials required

Lesson 2:

  • Foraging Apron and basket (available on colorashram web shop), or any apron with pockets
  • 2 litre steel utensil to boil dye source ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Mixer or mortar and pestle to grind dye source, spoons and strainer ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

Lesson 3:

  • Dye bath bucket
  • Fabric swatches (4 and 10 inches from kit)
  • Tumbler
  • 1 big bowl of hot water
  • Liquid detergent
  • Apron and napkin to wipe
  • Good light source
  • One big tea strainer or strainer from the kit
  • Heat source- gas
  • One 2 litre steel utensil for simmering fabric on heat

Lesson 4:

  • One small tub and a bucket of water, heat source
  • A 2 litre steel utensil to boil dye source
  • Mixer or mortar and pestle to grind dye source, spoons and strainer

Lesson 5:

  • Three separate clean buckets (Wash Reds, Wash Blues and Wash Yellows)
  • Tumbler
  • A bucket of water
  • Dyed fabrics
  • Liquid Detergent (neutral- like Ezee or genteel)
  • Powder Detergent- like surf
  • Hot water
  • Vinegar
  • Pegs and clothing line
  • Some spare containers
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