Department of Fashion Designing organised 5 days workshop on “Natural Dyeing”

Department: Faculty of Fashion Design Year/Semester:2nd & 3rd year/ IV &VISemester,
Activity: Natural Dyeing
Date and Duration: From 10/2/2021 to 15/2/2021 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Title: “Natural dyeing”
Resource Person:Mr. Harshal Mahajan, Fashion designer, Mumbai

Brief description/ Remarks:

Department of Fashion Design conducted an activity “Natural dyeingfrom 10/2/2021 to 15/2/2021 i.e. Wednesday to Tuesday for which the timing was from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM for the students of IV & VIsemesters. It was a five day workshop. The Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other biological sources such as fungi. Natural dying was done usingManjistha also known as Rubia cordofolia, Henna,Turmeric,Kasturi Turmeric/AambaHaldi,Onion Skin,Annato seeds,Kattha which is Acacia catechu,Ratanjot which can also be found with the name of Onosmasechiodes, Lakh powder, Marigold Flowers, Harsingar, Skin of pomegranate or punica granatum, Tea, Fresh Bamboo leaves for treating the fabric students used Hada, Alum also known as fitkiri. Students were provided time to create sample swatches of the dye as well as an article.



  • Effective way to dye the fabrics
  • Understanding the importance of treating the fabric before dying ,and after dying
  • Understanding how the ratio can affect the dye resultant
  • Effective tricks to get desirable results on fabric.
  • Knowledge of the nature of the dye and their difference in the result on different fabrics.
  • Knowledge of how temperature and the time duration affect the resultant in the dying.

No. of participants:13

Prepared by: Fashion Department, Mandsaur University

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Ms. Shraddha Jhaloya