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Vegetable Dyes - Eco Printing - Textile

A two-day workshop dedicated to sustainable creativity.

Yarn dyes from plants, fruits and wood bark (vegetable dyes), unique prints from plant flowers, and of course, basic weaving techniques with natural sheep yarn. A celebration centered on nature and its colors.


What does the Workshop include?


Day 1

The first day of the seminar is dedicated to vegetable dyes and eco-printing. Come equipped with your notebooks because teacher Elisavet Rodopoulou has lots and lots of information to share with you.

Vegetable Dyes for Yarns

Which plant raw materials leave more intense pigments. What color should I expect depending on the raw material I will use (onion leaves, turmeric, nutmeg, etc.). What material should I add to make my color more stable? What materials can I dye with this technique (threads, fabrics, etc.) What materials and tools will I need and what is the painting process. An experiential lecture accompanied by demonstration of techniques, discussion and exchange of ideas. 

Eco Printing - Bundle Dyeing

The imprint of plants on fabric gives a unique result every time. Depending on the plants that will be used (leaves, flowers, etc.) the result will vary in shade, size and shape. Learn the entire process of eco printing for environmentally friendly creations utilizing the unique properties of flowers. 

Day 2

frame weaving

And after learning to dye natural yarns we must learn and use them. With the weaving method used in the area of Tsakonia, we will weave with natural sheep threads with the technique used to weave traditional kilims and rugs. 

A few words about the Prosecutor:  Elisavet Rodopoulou

THEElizabeth Rodopouloushe is a third generation weaver  originally from Tyros Arcadia. It follows a long family tradition in the Tsakonic textile art.

This handmade weaving on the standing loom requires special skill and patience as it is carried out with a single tool, the comb. In the workshop maintained by her family, limited production products are woven with passion and love. In addition to weaving, she herself participates in all the stages up to the completion of a textile, such as knitting and dyeing the threads with vegetable dyes as well as weaving the warp. Their work has stood out over the years and from time to time there have been reports of their effort to preserve Tsakonian weaving in national, international channels and publications. Their action is recommended by homofaber, the global handcraft guide signed by the Michaelangelo Foundation and has also been included in bibliographies, student and graduate theses.


Elizabeth is a member of the Cioff National Section, an International Cultural, non-governmental organization that is an official partner of UNESCO. He participates in actions aimed at preserving and highlighting the art of Tsakonian weavers, which he serves with zeal as a representative of the younger generations.

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The Workshop program

Duration: 2 four-hour meetings 

Performance Dates:18 & 19 March 2023 - 11:00 -15:00


What's Included: The cost includes all materials and tools that will be used during the seminar. The participants will be sent an electronic list of tools and materials as well as a list of suppliers for the Attica region. A confirmation of seminar attendance will also be sent electronically.

Tea, coffee and cookies will be available at the venue!!

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