Intro To Botanical Dyeing
Bundle Dyeing on Cotton
Saturday 22nd of June, 9am - 12pm
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 reflecting the beauty of nature.
$135 (booking fees may apply)
If you also attend the afternoon 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 - 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.
What customers need to bring 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.
9am to 12pm