3043 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94110

Alex Pokas

Online Workshop 2/27: Bundle Dyeing with your Bouquet

This online workshop takes place on Sunday, February 27th,  from 11 AM -12:30 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions before the workshop.  

‘Tis the season of love and flowers! Enjoying a fresh bouquet from a loved one, a close friend or from yourself is a way to nurture that relationship and a reminder to, quite literally, stop and smell the roses. But rather than tossing your bouquet when it wilts, this workshop offers you a way to cherish and save that bouquet for years to come. 

Join natural dyer and artisan Alex Pokas for this special Bundle Dyeing with Your Bouquet workshop as she teaches you how to transform your used bouquet into a beautiful piece of art you can wear. You will learn to create natural palettes by transforming upcycled botanicals into beautiful, living dyes and leave with a uniquely dyed scarf and bandana.

We will discuss the basics of natural dyeing including fiber types, how to prepare your fabric for dyeing, dyeing techniques, and modifiers. Each student will also learn how to set up their own home dye kitchen as well as safe and responsible harvesting practices.

Choose from two booking options: 

1. Supply your own materials! For this class, you will need flowers (fresh or dried), natural fiber to dye (can be leftover scraps of fabric or an existing piece of clothing - but must be 100% natural fiber and white), rubber bands.

2. Purchase a dying kit from us that includes:  

  • 1 Cotton bandana
  • 1 Silk scarf
  • Dried flowers
  • Rubber bands
  • Reusable packaging containers

You will also need:

  • Burner/stovetop
  • Pot and colander or steam pot
  • Tongs
  • Additional natural fiber items to dye (if desired)
  • Additional flowers (if desired)

About the instructor: 
Alex Pokas is a natural dyer and artisan based in San Francisco. She has found self-expression and connection in natural dyeing through a deep passion and curiosity of nature and artistry. She produces one-of-a-kind pieces created from plant matter, botanicals, minerals, and food waste. Focusing on localspecies and upcycled botanicals, she aims to honor and transform the abundance surrounding us.

***Register by Feb. 18th to receive your kit in time for class. Any Later, please choose priority shipping at checkout!

This kit is available for pickup.