Using everyday kitchen waste as natural dye is a beautiful and fun way to upcycle everyday objects and move towards zero-waste living. Join us for a virtual workshop hosted by Nila, a non-profit organisation and a cultural centre of excellence dedicated to honouring and preserving the natural dye and handloom textile traditions or rural India.

Kitchen scraps like onion peels, pomegranate skins, beetroot peels and walnut shells are a great source of natural dyes. With a few easy steps and a little know-how, kitchen waste can be creatively reused as an excellent alternative to synthetic dyes. The natural colours can be used to dye fabric, yarn, paper crafts and other DIY projects.

Workshop attendees are asked to provide their own materials as described below.

Materials required

Fabric pieces, alum powder (to fix the colour), large saucepans or pots to heat the kitchen waste (we recommend separate pots for different waste materials), strainer

About Nila

Part of the Lady Bamford Foundation, Nila aims to share resources and knowledge, support sustainable design and celebrate craftsmanship.


DATE: Friday 20th August 2021

TIMINGS: 11.30am-1.30pm

PRICE: £20 per person

BOOKING: This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Please book online below and we will send you the video link and details of how to join. For more information or to enquire about last-minute booking, contact the Daylesford team on 01608 731 700 or email MICHOLE.JEYNES@DAYLESFORD.COM

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