Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Like a bus! know, you wait and wait and then two come along at the same time!

Workshops for March are ON! 
Dates are: 
Sunday 16th March
Saturday 22nd march
Sunday 23rd March
Saturday 29th March
Sunday 30th March

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 16th March
                                    Saturday 22nd March                 Sunday 23rd March
                                    Saturday 29th March                  Sunday 30th March
How much       $100

Where              My Studio in Upwey


What to bring
·       100% silk or wool light coloured fabric - preferably second hand but new is okay too.
·       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.
Classes are limited to 5 students

Arrangements for payment will be offered once classes are consolidated


  1. You must know that the whole of March I will be in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand! I guess I can make to any of your workshops - Love Nat

  2. Have a wonderful time Nat, I'll hear all about it when you return. x