Design Museum Academy Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Natural Dyes for 11 to 14 year olds

Learn how to use fresh and dried flowers to naturally dye silk in this eco–conscious workshop with designer Georgia Bosson to create your own hand-dyed hair ties and scrunchies.

Priority bookings for members.

What to expect

An introduction to natural dyes to explore bundle dyeing techniques, how to make natural dyes and pigments and learn about how different natural fibres respond to them.

Learning outcomes:

• Learn how to dye silk with bundle dying using only natural flora and seasonal plants along with a selection of carefully dried flowers.

• Create two unique lengths of delicate silk that we will use to create a hair band or scrunchie to take home at the end of the workshop.

• Get the knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle–dyed items, using easy to find materials and simple equipment.

• Explore creating dye baths from waste foodstuffs and get inspired to start your own dying journey.


'It was fun, inclusive and I learnt a lot.'

'I liked that you could do whatever you wanted to do.'


Georgia Bosson

Bosson is a print and product designer specialising in textiles. Her collections combine hand screen printed textiles and timber products with quilting and embroidery. Bosson's creative process is craft-led with drawing and paper stencil screen prints and she is inspired by finding patterns in unexpected places she seeks to create a fresh and contemporary yet timeless aesthetic.

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Booking information

Young person: £74
Early bird young person: £67
Members: £59

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s children and not those of additional guests. 

Early bird tickets are available until Monday 5 August.



– This workshop is suitable for young people aged 11– 14 who are at a beginner level.

– All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but participants will need to bring a packed lunch. 

 – Please let us know of any access needs, including neurodiversity, when booking a place for your child. If your child receives additional support in their formal education setting, you are welcome to bring a carer/additional adult at no cost, but we are unable to provide 1:1 support.

Information on the Design Museum Academy cancellations policy.

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