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Sat, Jul 15


San Francisco

Hues & Heritage: A South-Asian Inspired Natural Dye Workshop

Step into the vibrant world of South Asian textiles in this beginner-friendly natural dye workshop.

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Hues & Heritage: A South-Asian Inspired Natural Dye Workshop
Hues & Heritage: A South-Asian Inspired Natural Dye Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

San Francisco, 3200 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

About the event

India's cultural tapestry is mesmerizing: from the deep indigo of butterfly pea flower to the vibrance of hibiscus and marigolds, to the earthy tones of sumac leaves. 

For centuries, natural dye has been practiced across India and has had wide spread influence on global craft and fashion. We will learn and apply बांधणी (bandhani) techniques to create naturally dyed bandanas and reuseable bags! You’ll leave the workshop having learned about a new culture, acquired sustainable tie-dye techniques, and a vibrant garment you can take home.

Through South Asian dye practices and prompts for creative self-expression, you will leave with:

  • A grasp of the foundational principles of natural dye and how they can replicate this at home 🌼
  • Appreciation of regional South Asian textile traditions and techniques 🇮🇳
  • Naturally dyed, South Asian-inspired bandanas and re-useable Baggu-style bag to take home 🛍

Workshop Pricing* 

By all of us contributing what we can afford, make this experience accessible for a diversity of incomes. The range reflects the disparity between economic conditions in the Bay Area, and is designed for those with more wealth to cover some of the costs of those with less access to wealth. Thank you for giving as much as you are able so that people of different economic backgrounds are able to join our programming.

As you decide what amount to pay, we ask that you not only consider your present-day financial situation governed by income but also factors including historical discrimination faced by your peoples, your current financial wealth, your access to income and financial wealth, people counting on your financial livelihood, and the socio-economic conditions of your locale.

  • Partner: $75
  • Supporter: $65
  • Friend: $55

*Adapted from Dr. Bayo Akomolafe’s We Will Dance with Mountains: Into the Cracks Slow Study course with For The Wild.


COVID-19 Safety 

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with anyone who is COVID-19+.


About Wild Awake 

Wild Awake curates immersive outdoor learning experiences that are rooted in connecting with and caring for ourselves, each other, and the more-than-human world.

We believe that when we re-orient our attention to the time and space around us, we can cultivate relationships that recognize our mutuality and interdependence.


About the Guide 

Pallavi Sarup (she/her) is a queer, first-gen South Asian American artist that’s always looked for ways to celebrate the intersection of culture and art. She’s also the founder of Hamesha Project, a craft supply business that’s aimed at curating kits and experiences that educate DIYers on South Asian art through play. Her dream with Hamesha Project is to bring back cultural integrity into the world of crafting, and create healing community spaces through craft workshops.

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