Muhru Khan will lead this workshop where participants will familiarise themselves with the history of regional spices, colour extraction techniques, fabric selection, logbook making and finally move into creating a final piece. The workshop will also combine theory and discussions over a visit to the Deira spice souq and practical demonstrations over individual assignments. Participants will be able to take their creations and leftover dyes home. Prior dyeing experience not required.
The Alchemy of Dyeing is an immersive research platform and workshop conceived by fashion designer Mehru Khan and artist Nahla Tabbaa that dives into the alchemy of colour making, urban foraging, textile dyeing, chromophobia, taste making and other complexities around organic dyeing.