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Foraged Color: Dyeing with Food Waste

  • Broad Studios 1023 Springdale Road, Unit 6D Austin, TX, 78721 United States (map)


Taught by Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave!

About the Class:

Learn to extract color from food waste items and take home a beautiful linen scarf OR set of linen napkins. You'll also take home dye samples from a variety of my favorite dyes and learn to document your process in your take-home dye journal. With an emphasis on food waste, this workshop sheds light on how easy it is to obtain beautiful colors from kitchen scraps before they go into your trash or compost pile.

About the Instructor:

Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art and several creative skills e-courses, is a fiber artist with over eleven years of experience in the maker movement and DIY industry. Wanting to work with natural fibers in her woven pieces led to an interest in the natural dye process, which has spilled over into teaching others the beauty of color extraction from natural resources. Follow her roadside foraging and dyeing adventures at @smileandwave on Instagram or find photos of previous workshops at

Drinks & snacks provided.
Doors open 10 minutes before the workshop and close 15 minutes after we begin.


Earlier Event: September 29
Broad Studios x Madewell Pop-Up
Later Event: September 30
Intro to Weaving