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Biochromes: Natural Botanical Bundle Dyeing Workshop

The Magic of Eco-friendly Dyes

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Biochrome is a naturally occurring substance which imparts colour to the tissues of plants or animals. Plants and animals commonly possess characteristic pigments.

Transfer nature’s magical colours from plants and flowers onto a fabric through the process of making little bundles, tying and steaming.

Sat, May 21, 2022 – Sat, May 21, 2022  UTC+08:00

14:00 – 16:00

Sun, May 22, 2022 – Sun, May 22, 2022  UTC+08:00

14:00 – 16:00

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Max 12 person/session

RM 170 includes a free drink from our menu

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Biochrome is a naturally occurring substance which imparts colour to the tissues of plants or animals. Plants and animals commonly possess characteristic pigments. They range in plants from those that impart the brilliant hues of many fungi, through those that give rise to the various browns, reds, and greens of species that can synthesize their food from inorganic substances (autotrophs), to the colourful pigments found in the flowers of seed plants.

Botanical bundle dyeing is a natural dyeing method using botanical materials such as leaves, flowers, barks, vegetables & even kitchen waste. Through a process of placing plant materials onto fiber, making little bundles, tying and steaming, it helps to release and transfer nature’s magical colours from plant materials onto the fiber. 

At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own unique and creative bundle-dyed silk bandana and an appreciation of other natural dyeing techniques.

All materials will be provided but if you happen to have these botanical dye materials among many others, feel free to bring them along:
– Onion skin – yellow or red
– Turmeric powder or fresh
– Pea flowers & leaves
– Red rose petals

This workshop will be led by Syd of @syiborisyd. Syd hopes to bring awareness of the wonderful and magical colours – biochromes we can derive from plants, giving us the opportunity to reconnect with nature and to revive our senses in a fast-moving world, embracing unpredictability and letting nature do its thing.

 


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COVID 19 SOP
All participants are required to do a Covid self test 12 hours prior to the workshop. Please take a photo of your test result with your name, date and time clearly written and email this photo to info.kl@fabcafe.com anytime before the workshop or show us upon arrival.

  • Masitah Babjan aka Syd

    Syd started her career in a technical field more than 20 years ago and since then her corporate exposure has included areas of Learning & Development, Process Facilitation, Coaching and Management Consulting.

    When time permits, she grows and tends to her natural dye garden. She enjoys making wearable art pieces from nature, foraging for botanical materials creating a unique botanical record of that moment in time and place.

    A mostly self-taught natural dyer including the blue indigo dye, her plant-dyeing journey started about 4 years ago and is taking her onto new exciting adventures, bringing out her inner creative bohemian soul. 

    She hopes to revive the art and science of natural botanical dyes to bring more awareness and understanding of what nature can give us with its true and magical colours, building a stronger connection with things we use and wear to create a more sustainable and greener lifestyle. 

    Syd started her career in a technical field more than 20 years ago and since then her corporate exposure has included areas of Learning & Development, Process Facilitation, Coaching and Management Consulting.

    When time permits, she grows and tends to her natural dye garden. She enjoys making wearable art pieces from nature, foraging for botanical materials creating a unique botanical record of that moment in time and place.

    A mostly self-taught natural dyer including the blue indigo dye, her plant-dyeing journey started about 4 years ago and is taking her onto new exciting adventures, bringing out her inner creative bohemian soul. 

    She hopes to revive the art and science of natural botanical dyes to bring more awareness and understanding of what nature can give us with its true and magical colours, building a stronger connection with things we use and wear to create a more sustainable and greener lifestyle. 

Timetable

2.00 pm – 2.30 pm

Introduction - Who & What’s Here

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Bundle Dyeing

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Short break: enjoy our drink and relax

3.15 pm – 3.30 pm

Demo on Ecopounding technique

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm

Unbundling the dyeing process

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm

Admire, snap and see you again

4.00 pm - close

Feel free to hang out and chill

Information

Date & Time

Sat, May 21, 2022 – Sat, May 21, 2022 14:00 – 16:00 UTC+08:00
Sun, May 22, 2022 – Sun, May 22, 2022 14:00 – 16:00 UTC+08:00

Venue

FabCafe Kuala Lumpur
G-33, Oasis Village.
Jln PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

By Car:
Ample parking spaces (including basement parking) are available within Oasis Square.
By LRT:
Nearest LRT Station to Oasis Square is the LRT Ara Damansara which is approximately 2.8km away.
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Fee

RM 170 includes a free drink from our menu

Capacity

Max 12 person/session

Notice

COVID 19 SOP
All participants are required to do a Covid self test 12 hours prior to the workshop. Please take a photo of your test result with your name, date and time clearly written and email this photo to info.kl@fabcafe.com anytime before the workshop or show us upon arrival.

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