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Natural Dyeing With Plants - 2 day workshop - Beginners
(17th and 18th November 2018)

Natural Dyeing With Plants - 2 day workshop - Beginners
(24th and 25th November 2018)

For anyone who loves patchwork quilting, dressmaking, or creating unique textile art, this 2 day workshop will show you how to dye your own signature fabrics, using Australian native and garden plants.

Day 1

You will learn the basic techniques and safety procedures of natural dyeing and get plenty of practice in experimenting with different plant material, to see what colours and prints you can achieve in different dye baths.

I will show you how to select plant material, set up a dye bath, pre-mordant your fabric, layout and prepare bundles ready for dyeing. During this process you will be guided in the practice of record keeping to give you a comprehensive portfolio of samples for future reference.

A materials kit will be provided, which will contain all the fabrics and fibres you need to use on the first day. This will also include a silk scarf for day 2.

Day 2

You will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge, experiment further and gain more confidence in the process.

Having left your bundles of fabric in the dye pots overnight on day 1, you will open them on day 2 and be able to work with them, overdyeing and modifying them to create further colours and patterns.

These samples will help to inform the design for your scarf, which you will bundle and dye in the afternoon.

Please email to request a workshop brochure and prices

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