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Forage for seasonal flowers to print and dye your own luxurious silk pillowcase

4 hours of discovery with Mariana

Knowledge in dyeing

Your botanical-dyed silk pillowcase


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The workshop in detail

  • 4h
  • 2 to 8 participants
  • 12 years min.
  • Join Mariana, a passionate artist and expert in botanical dyeing, on a captivating four-hour workshop that will ignite your creativity and deepen your connection with nature.

    Begin by delving into the background of Mariana's brand as she shares the story and techniques behind her art. Gain valuable insights into the world of botanical dyeing and discover the unique approach that sets Mariana apart.

    Step outside and explore the local parks and canal, gathering seasonal produce that will become the vibrant pigments for your creations. Witness the magic of foraging as you connect with the natural world and source your own materials.

    With materials and equipment prepared, immerse yourself in a demonstration of the botanical print technique. Learn how to harness the power of natural dyes and unlock your artistic potential. Mariana's expertise and guidance will empower you to create your own captivating designs.

    Experience the transformative power of steaming as your pillowcase takes on new life. Witness the colours deepen and blend, infusing your creation with a captivating beauty.

    Anticipation builds as you unwrap and reveal your unique creations. Discover the intricate patterns and stunning colours that have emerged from the dyeing process. It's a moment of pure joy and self-expression.

    Before bidding farewell, Mariana will share essential tips and advice on how to care for your botanical-dyed pillowcase. Learn how to preserve its vibrancy and maintain its beauty over time, ensuring it becomes a cherished piece in your home.

    What sets this workshop apart is the immersive experience of sourcing your own materials from local parks and canal. By connecting with nature and learning sustainable practices, you will not only create beautiful creations but also deepen your appreciation for the environment.

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop

    Practical information

    Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided during a short break.

    Wecandoo - Meet Mariana

    Meet Mariana

    Textile Dyer

    Mariana's path in the fashion industry began with a master's degree in fashion business, but her journey took a captivating turn when she decided to delve into the realm of sustainable fashion and colour. Leaving her fashion career behind, she ventured to London and enrolled at Central St Martins to study the art of sustainable fashion and colour.

    Today, Mariana stands as a beacon of expertise in the field of vegetal and natural dye. With a deep commitment to eco-friendly practices, she has perfected the art of using waste and recycled flowers to create stunning and sustainable dyes. Her approach is rooted in ethical principles, promoting local sourcing and organic materials.

    Driven by her passion for nature and her love for craftsmanship, Mariana finds great fulfilment in sharing her knowledge with others. She takes pleasure in guiding individuals towards a more sustainable approach to fashion, teaching them the beauty of repurposing flowers and creating eco-friendly dyeing techniques.

    Stepping into Mariana's studio is like entering a botanical wonderland. Her gorgeous flat is adorned with shelves overflowing with vibrant flowers, carefully curated dyes, and exquisite fabrics. It's a space where creativity blossoms, and nature's colours come alive.

    Describing Mariana in a few words, one cannot help but be struck by her unwavering passion and meticulous attention to detail. Her love for the natural world shines through her work, and she is deeply committed to making a positive impact on the environment through her creations.

    Beyond her craft, Mariana possesses a diverse range of interests and passions. Whether it's exploring sustainable gardening practices or immersing herself in natural dye experiments, she embraces every opportunity to connect with the world around her and find inspiration in its wonders.

    Join Mariana on a transformative journey, where sustainable fashion and colour collide, and witness the magic of her artistry firsthand. Discover the beauty of her creations and embark on a path towards a more sustainable and conscious approach to fashion.

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