Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Design, paint and dye a beautiful silk bandana in this natural dyeing workshop with Molly Koehn.

Color is growing all around us this spring!  Plants, vegetables, roots, and even bugs can be the source of many surprising natural dyes. Join HCCC former resident artist Molly Koehn to learn how to craft natural dyes, derived from organic materials such as onion skins, avocado peels, and turmeric. Experiment with a variety of colors and patterns by painting with thickened mordants, substances used in natural dyeing to create lasting colors on cloth. Mordants can shift the tones and saturation levels of natural dyes, so that a wide range of colors can be created in a single dye vat–or even on a single piece of cloth!

Participants will design, paint, and dye one bandana and learn tips to repeat the process at home.  Don’t forget to check out the Craft Garden at HCCC, which features a wide variety of natural plant materials used for dyeing.

Note:  This event is subject to change or cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions. The workshop takes place in person and inside the HCCC building. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

$65 for HCCC members
$75 for Non-Members

Register online here.

This class is for adults aged 18+ or children aged 13+ accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, tools and administration fees. Registration closes on May 21, at 9:00 AM.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is canceled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.