Botanical Dyeing with Plants and Indigo Workshop

Add colour to your crafts the natural way by learning how to dye with botanicals



5 hours Class size 4 to 30

label $185
($100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Do you work with natural fibre yarn or cloth in your craftwork? Would you like to add colour to your work in a more natural way? Join us in this full-day workshop in Melbourne.

During the workshop, you will learn various techniques, such as preparing and mordanting your fibres and extracting colours from local and seasonal plants, weeds, and food scraps. We will also explore modifying colours and how to set up a safe workplace. Additionally, we will experiment with over-dyeing using Indigo to create even more exquisite colour variations.

At the end of the day, you will have many colour swatches of yarn and fabrics to take home, serving as a beautiful record of your unique creations. You will also receive an information sheet with details on how to continue experimenting with natural dyes and setting up your own dyeing projects at home.

Discover the beauty of natural fibres and the magical transformation that can be achieved with a more natural approach to adding colour.

Please note that natural dyes and Indigo dye can stain clothing and footwear, so be sure to wear something old that you don't mind getting stained.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • Many colour swatches of yarn and fabrics for your own records to take home
  • The knowledge and an information sheet with details on how you can set up and continue experimenting at home
What to bring
  • Something to carry your damp samples home in.
  • An apron or old clothes you don't mind getting stained.
  • A notebook and a pen.
  • Lunch (or you can walk the short distance to the local cafe's). We have a fridge sandwich press and microwave.
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Handmaker's Factory - 579 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

Your teacher can also travel within 50 kms of West Footscray, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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