Intro To Botanical Dyeing: Bundle Dyeing
Saturday 21st September. 1:30pm - 4pm
In this workshop you will be introduced to the magic and beauty of natural dyeing. Sue will share with you which plants and kitchen waste can be used for dyeing, how to effectively mordant fabric and the technique of bundle dyeing. You will forage for botanicals in The Garden Shed’s flower plot to enable you to create your own unique cotton wrap or silk scarf reflecting the beauty of nature.
$120 (booking fees may apply)
This workshop will teach you the skills necessary to obtain colour from nature.
We will cover:
botanicals and kitchen waste that give colour
natural fibres and fabric preparation for dyeing
the art of bundle dyeing through wrapping and steaming
growing and harvesting colour giving plants.
Sue Connor from Playing With Fibre is a local Botanical Dyer and Fibre Artist. She is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of colour, fibres, texture and the seaming magical powers of nature. Sue is an experienced facilitator and her home dye garden and botanical dyeing skills have been featured in the Gardening Australia magazine.
The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481.
1.30pm to 4pm
What to bring
Covered shoes & apron