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Natural Dyeing at Home (with Natural Dye kit) (Online)

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Pick up at TAC Brooklyn Studio. You will receive an email with pick up times.
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Natalie Stopka

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this dye class:

This TAC at Home workshop introduces students to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. We’ll cover the basics of preparing fibers, extracting color from plant materials, and using mordants in our first session. Students will be able to use this information for 2-4 hours of at-home dyeing before our second session of Q+A. Kitchen-foraged dye materials are encouraged, or students can opt to purchase a kit of materials at the time of registration.

Supplies, Equipment, Safety, & General Rules

Wear clothing and shoes that you do not care about staining. All dyeing tools must be craft-dedicated (not borrowed from the kitchen).

Materials + Equipment

Optional Add-On kits available for purchase, students may opt to participate with their own collected materials.

Natural Dye Kit Add-On:

  • Cotton, 1 yard (weight: about 175g)
  • Silk, 1 yard, (weight: about 40g)
  • Small skein of wool yarn
  • Aluminum Sulfate (60 grams)
  • Soda Ash (10 grams)
  • Ferrous Sulfate (10 grams)
  • Gloves (1 pair, Medium)
  • 3 Raw Natural Dye materials (20-40 grams of each dye)

Additional required equipment: Participating students will be responsible for having these materials available to them:

  • 1-3 stainless steel or aluminum pots
  • 1-3 buckets, at least 2 gallon capacity
  • Sieve
  • Tongs or chopsticks
  • Digital scale (optional but recommended)
  • Stove and sink access
  • Scissors

Our classes are designed to focus on a learned skill rather than a final product. At TAC, our mission is to provide skills and knowledge for a lifetime!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

For all Adult & Youth cancellations, we are unable to refund processing fees collected at the time of registration by our third-party class registration software Active. Any credit or refunds will be for the cost of the class only.

For Adult Student Cancellations: Please double check your calendar before signing up for a class! Our small team works very hard throughout the year to schedule each class and coordinate with our students. When you register for a spot in one of our classes, you are reserving a seat and committing to join us for that date and time. If for some reason you need to cancel a class you’ve signed up for, please note the following policies:

At least one month before class: Students may receive full refund or credit to a future class at TAC, minus a $25 processing fee for Morning/Evening Series, Weekend Intensive, One Day Classes and 4-Week Classes, and a $10 processing fee for After Workshops.

Less than one month before class: Students may receive credit only to a future class at TAC, minus a $25 processing fee for Morning/Evening Series, Weekend Intensive, and 4-Week Classes, One Day Classes and a $10 processing fee for After Workshops. We are unable to offer refunds with less than one month notice.

All requests for refunds or class credits must be made in writing via email to [email protected] In addition to the timing guidelines above, we of course appreciate as much notice as possible when making any adjustments to registrations.

Coursehorse students will need to contact Coursehorse directly about cancellations or refunds. TAC cancellation policy will apply.

All classes, workshops, special events, and gift certificates are non-transferable. No refunds will be given on Gift Certificates. Gift Certificates are valid for (1) one year from the date of purchase.


Classes do not include individual Make Up sessions -- though you may be able to schedule a private lesson with your instructor based on their availability. We are unable to pro-rate classes or refund students who cannot to make it to class. If you have to miss a class, you are responsible for catching up during Open Studio time.

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Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based...

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