Everyone knows that haldi stains are hard to remove! But haldi isn’t the only source of color in our kitchens. It’s little known that humble onion skins (among other veggie waste) are also full of color, waiting to be tapped!
Objective: To introduce the idea that waste can be used to create something useful, and that sustainable practices begin at home.
What we will cover in the workshop: - Natural Dyeing - A sustainable living mindset (What & Why) - Natural Dyeing vs. Chemical Dyeing - Common Natural Dye Sources - Understanding the dyeing process - Creating natural dyes from flowers - Color play: Creating more shades from a single color (by adding substances) - DIY Activity: Each participant practices dyeing hands-on with a napkin
About the artist Manya is an artist, entrepreneur and natural dyer based out of Hyderabad and Bangalore. She has previously co-founded a startup and been a Creative Lead at Spread Design and Innovation. She holds a dual degree in Business and Arts Administration from the University of Virginia, USA. Her background in fine arts, a keen interest in design and love for nature led her to the practice and propagation of natural dyeing.
To her, natural dyeing is not just a beautiful craft form - it is the answer to pollution caused by synthetic dyes. It is a mindset and a way of living and creating in harmony with nature. Manya combines traditional techniques and modern methods to create textiles, garments, products under her brand, Treehouse.