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Design Happy Hour: Botanical Tie-Dye with Shao Chi Lin and Nikita Jain


Thu, May 23 / 6–8 pm

Join artists Shao Chi Lin and Nikita Jain for an immersive workshop on bundle dyeing with flowers. Discover the art of natural dyeing as we explore the intricate process of wrapping fabric around locally sourced flowers, leaves, and stems. Through hands-on experimentation, you'll learn how to harness the pigments from these botanical treasures to create stunning patterns and vibrant hues. This sustainable and eco-friendly technique will teach you a new skill, while also deepening your appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Design Happy Hour invites the public to explore design techniques with some of the city's most exciting makers and creatives. All activities take place in the Museum's studio classroom

About the artists

Shao-Chi Lin was born in Taiwan, where she received her BA in fashion design. She is now studying at Parsons and creating textiles in New York City. Her approach to making is guided by intuition and yet balanced with methodical discipline. It is often organic in form but is unafraid of combining the natural with manmade. Although rigorous in the making process, there is always a purposeful subtle rawness in her work. For Shaochi, the surface texture of a work remains equally important as its sculptural shape.

Nikita Jain is an Indian textile designer and natural dyer currently pursuing an MFA at Parsons School of Design.  Focused on reducing textiles’ ecological footprint, she extensively researches traditional textile methods and explores new fibers. Her creations harmoniously marry age-old practices with contemporary design. A sustainability advocate, Nikita seeks eco-friendly alternatives through natural dyeing. Her journey inspires environmentally conscious creativity, paving the way for a greener future in art and design.

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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