Dinner to Dye for

The Chelsea Fringe isn’t just about looking: it’s also all about making and eating, too. The Dinner to Dye for event teaches gardeners to use their own plants as dyes, and feeds them too.

Dinner to Dye for

Dinner to Dye for. Photo by Roman Skyva

Guests arriving at this Saturday’s Dinner to Dye for, held as part of the Chelsea Fringe, will be greeted by bubbling vats of plants, some to colour clothes naturally, and others for the three-course vegetarian meal that is served by Chef Beatrice Ferrante as part of the evening.

Dinner to Dye for. Photo by Roman SkyvaSM

Dinner to Dye for.  Photo by Ryan Manton

Dinner to Dye For

Dinner to Dye For

Dinner to Dye for. Photo by Ryan Manton

Inside the pots for dyeing are flowers, bark, leaves and roots, which yield stunning colours to transform cloth. Behind this amazing workshop is the Permacouture Institute, a brilliant organisation that pushes for more ecological, sustainable, and, er, pretty clothing.

Dinner to Dye For. Photo by Roman SkyvaSM

Dinner to Dye For. Photo by Roman Skyva

The best news is that there are still spaces on this Saturday’s workshop. The details are: 3 – 8pm on 2 June 2012, Hackney City Farm, Straw Bale Room 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA. Cost £45 including samples and supper. Reserve your place by emailing: katelyn@permacouture.org

The Chelsea Fringe runs until 10 June 2012. You can find out more about all the open gardens and events on the Fringe’s website.

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