This session will cover the basics of preparing fiber for dyeing, utilizing mordants as a foundation for natural dyes. Mordants are a fixative which aid in attaching dyes to fabric. In this workshop Kenya will demonstrate how to prep fabric using natural mordants, and have the option to up-cycle unused materials or garments.

To learn more about Kenya and her work, visit

Need based materials:

There are 3 packages available for individuals who would like to participate in this workshop but can not afford to pay for materials. Please contact the program facilitator at if you are interested in a need based materials package.

Purchasing your own materials:

A materials package for this workshop can be purchased from the instructor, Kenya Miles

If you have any questions regarding this workshop please contact the Exhibition Programming Coordinator, Megan Koeppel at

This online workshop will be hosted through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. After you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log into the class the day before the workshop begins. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.

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Add to Calendar 20210530 America/New_York 155 Gibbs Street Rockville MD 20850 Fabric Prepping Workshop with Kenya Miles