Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Workshops for 2013

Naturally Dyed Workshops

Explore the art of natural dyeing using locally sourced plant materials in this eco-friendly experimental workshop. In this workshop, we will share knowledge and investigate
·       Which fabrics dye well and why
·       How to get dye from natural sources
·       How to mordant (fix) the dye to the fabric.
Most importantly you will gain the knowledge to continue experimenting at home.

When                      Sunday 22nd September                        Saturday 26th October
                                    Saturday 5th October                            Sunday 3rd November
                                    Sunday 6th October                              Sunday 17th November
                                    Sunday 13th October                             Sunday 24th November

How much       $90

Where              My Studio contact

What to bring
·       Light coloured 100% silk or wool fabric - preferably second hand, like some of the old wool blankets you can get in op shops! 100% linen and cotton will dye but to a lesser degree. Fabrics can be in small pieces or long lengths
·       Interesting bits of old metal (eg, copper, iron) up to 30cm long - rust is great, as is texture
·       Cord, thick wool or metal wire to bind pieces Thread, assorted needles, bulldog clips
·       An apron, gloves, notepad and pen

Dyes, mordants and some suitable fabric will be provided. This list is not exhaustive.
If you feel inspired to bring anything else, please do... sharing and swapping of items encouraged!

This is a one day workshop running from 10.00 to 4.30.
Please email me with your preferred date. Classes are limited to 5 students

Arrangements for payment will be offered once classes are consolidated


  1. Hey this looks great! Will let you know if Jacky and I can make it again. Annual visit to your studio is always fun - Hugs Nat

  2. Ooh, I was hoping you were the lady I saw at the End of the LIne Festival. I still think of the beautiful, beautifully coloured fabrics I saw at your stall. Has left me with a lovely memory!

    I am going to do a write-up for the workshop(s) on Weekend Notes ( Are there some more photos I can use from here? I will credit them back to you.

  3. PS: Can you please clarify the workshop dates? I presume you mean Sunday 3 November, not October? Thanking you :)