Botanical Dyeing Extraction Method
Learn To Dye Your Own Clothes
Saturday 22nd of June, 1pm - 4pm
Learn to extract colour from nature to dye natural fabrics. Sue will share with you which plants and kitchen waste can be used for dyeing, how to effectively mordant both protein and cellulose fibres and the technique of extraction dyeing. You will collect botanicals from The Garden Shed’s flower plot to go into the dye pots. At the end of the workshop you will go home with a selection of dyed linen, cotton and wool samples and the skills to dye your own clothes.
$135 (booking fees may apply)
If you also attend the morning workshop, you will receive a $30 refund on the day.
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
mordants to use on cotton, linen and wool fibres
using a dye pot to extract colour
growing and harvesting colour giving plants
caring for naturally dyed garments
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 skill have been featured in the Gardening Australia magazine.
This workshop can be messy so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained or bring an apron. Covered shoes are recommended, as we will be visiting the paddock.
The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481.
1pm to 4pm