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Sustainable Textile & Dye Workshop

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Registration required. In conjunction with Design Philadelphia instructor Kelly Cobb joins us with her mobile textile lab.

Learn how to get more out of your wardrobe and used fabrics! We’ll explore upcycling and re-design with weaving, knitting, dyeing techniques, alteration and repair. Our sustainable fashion expert, Kelly Cobb will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from her mobile studio; weaving on a loom, using rope making equipment, sewing machine and dye station. This is a great workshop for looking to reduce waste, as well as anyone curious about working with textiles.

Everyone will get to create and experiment in an open studio style. We’ll all get to do a dyeing project using the hapazome technique on recycled scarves. Hapazome is a fun dye process that involves beating the color of a plant or flower into cloth! Bring a pair of old jeans, t-shirts and old cloth shirt (like a button-down) to experiment with.

Kelly Cobb is a Philadelphia based designer and Assistant Professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at The University of Delaware, where she teaches CAD, and Product Development. She studies the sustainability of the textile supply chain. Few forms of human behavior are more pervasive than the production and use of textiles. Textiles play a vital role in meeting basic human needs, shelter and clothing. The EPA estimated that 85% of textile based materials wind-up in landfills. See her work here.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fee.


October 15, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Greensgrow Farms
2501 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125 United States
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215.427.2780 x5