Waste Not, Dye Au Naturel

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Rhubarb
$25 per person


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The amount of food wasted in America is a supersize problem-at a whopping 150,000 tons of food a day, or around one pound per person. One artful solution? Create innovative new uses for all that food excess. Join a local weaver and the Center for Craft for this experimental workshop and learn to transform food waste collected from top Asheville restaurants into stunning natural dye. Make a unique hand-dyed tea towel to take home. (Beginners welcome; all materials provided.)

Logistical Details:

On average, Americans waste 150,000 tons of food a day- that’s one pound of food per person! How can we minimize our impact? How can we waste less? How can the contents of our pantry, stovetop, and dinner plates be reused? Join the Center for Craft and local weaver, Danielle Burke for an experimental dye workshop using food-waste collected from Asheville's top-rated restaurants. Workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials will be provided. Participants will leave with their own hand-dyed tea towels!

Featured Participants


Marilyn Zapf

Assistant Director and Curator, Center for Craft