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Day 02

Sunday 21/05

Locations: Tiraz Museum, TechWorks Amman


  • 09:30-10:00 Meeting at Tiraz Museum
  • 10:00-11:00 Private tour with the director
  • 11:00-13:30 Biochromes and Biomaterials lecture
  • 13:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-18:30 Biofabricating colors and materials workshop.


On the second day of Bootcamp, the activities will take place at TechWorks Amman and will focus on Biochromes and Biomaterials fabrication: how to sustainably biofabricate coloring and materials alternatives to the current ones.

  • Tiraz Museum Tour

In the morning, 10-11am, one hour private tour is scheduled at Tiraz Museum with the museum director to learn more about local Palestinian and Jordanian cultural heritage, costume and clothing traditions.

The meeting point is in front of the museum at 9:45am

  • Biochromes and Biomaterials at the lab

The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world, in which one the most environmentally disastrous processes is the dyeing of fibers and textiles of the clothes we wear. Chemicals are released daily in rivers and nature destroying the environment around us to satisfy the colour demands that we create as designers, industry and consumers. Very few options are being explored in this fast changing fashion, clothing and textile industry, and the list of chemical treatments is only expanding. This day will focus on exploring material and colouring alternatives to the current ones. Ranging from natural dyes, using pigments and bacteria, to material biofabrication. Local recipes of DIY materials.

  • Biochromes and Biomaterials Hands-on

During the activity, participants will learn how to dye fibers and fabrics using natural dyes and pigments and modify them with mordants and scouring agents. They will be soon introduced to the biomaterial fabrication and together with the Fabricademy team will explore different recipies, ingredients and processes while growing and crafting their personalised DIY materials.

  • Focus Groups

Researching and experimenting together. Participants will ideate & develop a project in a team along with experts and participants around the topics tackled in the program and during the week. At the end of the week they will showcase their collaborative porojects.



  • Local harvested dyestuff
  • Madder root
  • Alkanet roots
  • Hibiscus flowers
  • Turmeric
  • Pomegranate
  • Heucaliptus
  • Acorns
  • Onion peels
  • Mordants/scouring agents
  • Ph modifiers
  • Animal fibers/textiles (wool, silk, camel hair, angora)
  • Vegetable fibers/textiles (cotton, linen, hemp, ramie)
  • Natural pigments


  • Gelatine
  • Agar
  • Alginate
  • Glycerine
  • Water / Ethanol
  • Starch
  • Vinegar, Lemon
  • Pigments
  • Food waste


Suggested to bring with you:

  • Notebook and personal computer
  • Materials to experiment with