Sustainable Textile Teach-In: African Vegan Art with Arlette Ngung



Join textile artist and educator Arlette Ngung in exploring dyeing techniques inspired by traditional African textile arts.  Her workshops encourage visual story-telling and human connection.  

Arlette Ngung is a textile artist and pattern maker inspired by tradition, sustainability, and weaving together both old and new practices. Arlette’s textile practice is devoted to the preservation and reinterpretation of traditional African Textile and natural dyeing techniques. She holds a degree in Fashion Design and Patternmaking from the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York.

Beginner to Intermediate level. Class size is limited, registration is required. YouwillreceiveanemailwiththeZoom meeting access linkprior to theevent.   

Type: Program

Date: Feb 24, 2021, 4pm - 6pm

You will need the following:


  1. 2 to 3 pcs. Of white or off-white 100% silk, linen or cotton fabric, approximately 12” x 12” . Tip: Look at old sheets, pillow cases or tea towels if these can be reused! 
  1. Large stainlesssteel pot 
  1. Tongs or wooden spoons 
  1. Measuring spoons 
  1. Stove top 
  1. Plastic bowl or access to sink 
  1. Rubber bands, thread or cord 
  1. Wooden sticks – popsicle, skewers, etc. 
  1. Sponge, spray bottle and paint brush 


  1. Tea (black tea, hibiscus, pomegranate) – at least 20 tea bags worth 
  1. Turmeric powder or fresh turmeric 
  1. 3 or 4 Onion skins  
  1. 2 or 3 Lemons 
  1. 1 cup White Vinegar 

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