Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop

Workshop: Natural Dyes

In this hands-on workshop learn how to use fresh and dried flowers to naturally dye silk in this eco–conscious workshop with designer Georgia Bosson.

What to expect

An introduction to natural dyeing where we will explore bundle dyeing techniques, how to make natural dyes and learn about how different fibres respond to natural dyes.

In this workshop, you will learn how to dye silk with bundle dying using only natural flora. We'll be using seasonal plants along with a selection of carefully dried flowers. You will create two unique lengths of delicate silk that can be used to make a scarf, a pillowcase, lavender bags or even beautiful Japanese-style Furoshiki gift wrapping.

You will leave with the knowledge and skills required to make your own bundle–dyed items, using simple equipment which can be found in your kitchen. We will also explore creating dye baths from waste foodstuffs, to give you the tools to start your own dying journey.

You will learn:

  • Bundle dyeing

  • Fibre recognition

  • How to mordant

  • Using food waste to create dye baths

    All materials will be provided for the duration of the session.


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.


Booking information

Adult: £50
Early bird Adult: £45
Student/Concession: £44
Early bird Student/Concession: £40
Members: £40
Early bird Members: £36

This workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Early bird tickets are available until 14 June.

Check out the Design Museum Academy refunds and cancellations policy here.

Images by Georgia Bosson.