Fabric Workshop

Highlights & Features

Learn how to use plants to create colour
Learn about the social enterprise
Take home a beautiful shawl of your own

Includes : Materials, teaching, refreshments
Times : 2 hours, 10am/2pm

Who can Visit and What to bring

Children : 8+
Wear/bring : An extra layer of clothing

The Full Experience

Learn the ancient art of natural dye, and take home a piece of Sri Lankan highland life.

You will be met at the social enterprise workshop, where you will be greeted and shown around the studio. After an introduction to natural dyes and the various methods of creating colour from plants, you will create a shawl of your own through a step by step process hosted and taught by the local staff team. Learn how various foods and plants give different colours and shades, and how the process is positive for the environment. Take a break in our courtyard with refreshments, during which time there will be an opportunity for questions you may have. After the break, you will finish your piece, which you will be able to take home with you after your holiday. This experience gives participants the opportunity to learn more about two of Nuwara Eliya’s main industries- tea and textiles, and their effects on the highlands & its majority Indian Tamil population.