Introduction to Botanical Dyeing
Sunday 5th of May, 9.30am - 12.30pm
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 silk scarf reflecting the beauty of nature.
Price: $130 pp
(booking fees will 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
- natural modifiers
- 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 skill have been featured in the Gardening Australia magazine.
The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481
9.30am to 12.30pm
What To Bring?
This workshop can be messy so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stain or bring an apron. Covered shoes are recommended as we will be visited the paddock.