Friendship
Scarves Atelier

Explore the ancient technique of dyeing textiles using plants.
Come on a journey to create something for you and for your beloved.
EVERYDAY CRAFTS
2 TO 3 HOURS
BEGINNER

Meet The Artist

ANIA // POLAND

Ania Grzeszek is a polish textile artist based in Berlin. She trained as an architect and worked in that field for 5 years before taking the leap and setting up her own studio for handmade textiles. Her practice focuses on handcrafted textiles made with respect for the planet and its people. Her mission is to promote sustainable and non-toxic processes in making everyday textiles. That's why she works with natural fibers and botanical dyes using traditional techniques. Ania happily shares her knowledge with her students so they become as excited as she is about modern craftsmanship, sustainability and, of course, textiles.

ANIA GRZESZEK

Origins

Before synthetic dyes were invented in the mid 19th century, all fibers were dyed with natural ingredients. There is evidence of colorful, naturally dyed fibers from over 4,000 years ago. Natural dyes were traditionally extracted from plants, minerals and even insects. Some of the most famous natural dyes include Tyrian purple, cochineal pink, madder red and indigo blue. Certain dyes were considered status symbols, with each color having its own meaning and importance, and some were even reserved for royalty. That all changed during the Industrial Revolution, when synthetic dyes came into use and dyeing became a low-cost option.

Check Your Toolkit

We have selected the best tools and designed your tool box in collaboration with the artist to lay the ground for your creations. 

Set Up Kit

1 X Pair of gloves

1 X Apron

2 X Workspace protective papers


Creative Channel

3 X Sample fabric testing pieces

2 X Large cotton square scarves


Key tools

1 X Bowl

1 X Cooking pot

1 X Wooden spoon

1 X Sieve cloth


Creative Set

1 X Bag of Logwood

1 X Bag of Marigolds

1 X Bag of Iron powder

1 X Set of rubber bands

1 X Set of wooden sticks (large and small)

1 X Set of clips of different sizes


Requirements*

To be able to enjoy this experience you will need a well ventilated room with a stove



Set Up Kit

Creative Set

Key Tools

Creative Channels

Tips From The Artist

Here are some of Ania's secret tips for this atelier

Atelier Duration

The atelier is adapted for beginners and the approximate duration ranges from
2 to 3 hours

How To Mantain The Original Color Of Your Scarves

Because you will use natural chemicals we recommend not to keep your scarves under the sun as the color may fade out 

Washing Tips & Tools info

You can wash plant-dyed textile by hand in lukewarm water, using pH neutral detergent. Also you can re-use clips, rubber bands, sticks and the sieve clothe again and again

Be Safe

Make sure to use the gloves provided as the Iron can cause serious eye and skin irritation or can cause respiratory irritation

Questions & Answers

Don't forget to sign up for the live Q&A session with our artist. You will be able to ask any questions and tips to polish your craft! Don't worry if you can't make it, you will still be able to access the content from your Craftspace
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