Natural Dyeing with Food Scraps

Did you know you can use your food scraps to make vibrant color for dying fabric and revitalizing clothing?  In this workshop we will step into the world of natural dying and learn various techniques for yielding color and patterns in textile art.

May 7 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
May 21 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE: Meet at Compost Demo Site at Snug Harbor

General admission: $25
Student/Senior: $22.50
Snug Harbor Member: $22.50

While chemicals in synthetic dyes pose a danger to soil and water systems, the colors of berries, onion skins, green herbs, and more can be captured and used as fabric dyes that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic.

This program is made possible in part with funding provided by the New York City Council through A Greener NYC, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Snug Harbor thanks the Staten Island City Council Delegation for their generous allocations.