Silk Colouring Workshop

Learn the art of silk dyeing with salt

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $89 (or 4 payments of $22.25 Afterpay)

This class will introduce you to the magical world of creating colourful starburst designs on silk. The art of silk dyeing with salt is fun, quick and easy to do.

We will begin with a two minute mindfulness practice to centre ourselves and connect with our inner creative wisdom. I will discuss a brief history of silk and go through the step by step process. You will choose your favourite colours to work with. Then it will be your turn to play, unleashing your creativity! Your design will then be transformed by the salt.

Each participant will receive a square white Habotai silk neck scarf with rolled hems, measuring 70cm x 70cm. You will leave with a custom made completed artwork design on your neck scarf.

This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to learn a new skill where beautiful, mesmerising patterns appear before your eyes. This is a truly unique experience you will thoroughly enjoy. Each piece turns out with organic designs in your favourite colours.

Duration of the class will be approximately two hours. It may be a bit longer depending on the size of the class. Groups and individuals welcome. Maximum number of students per class is 4.

Morning tea will be provided with great conversation, biscuits and organic tea.

I look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Knowledge required
No previous knowledge required.
What you'll get
You will take home a completed silk artwork measuring 70cm x 70cm. It can used as a neck scarf, handbag accessory, framed artwork or a gift for a loved one.
What to bring
All materials are provided. Please wear clothes that you don't mind if they get a little bit dirty. Otherwise bringing an apron will be sufficient.

Forest Lodge, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Vanessa Espinosa Cofré
Vanessa Espinosa Cofré

5.0 (10)

I am a creative who has worked in fashion, locally and internationally. My fashion journey has taken me on worldwide adventures to create, learn and produce accessories. My experience encompasses leather handbags, resin jewellery and most recently colouring silk scarves.

I would love to share my passion for colourful, organic creativity on silk with you xx

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Elke Cooper Nov 2021

Vanessa was well prepared and welcoming. All materials were excellent. We had a great time. Can thoroughly recommend the class.

Cristy Norton Jun 2021

I really enjoyed Vanessa’s process and explanation of silk scarf dyeing with salt. It was a wonderful surprise to see how the design turned out. Many thanks!

Belinda Margerison May 2021

Had an amazing day getting to learn something new can’t wait to wear my new personalised one of a kind scarf . It was a great way to spend my 39ish birthday

Textiles workshop review by Belinda Margerison

Tara Brown Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Loved my afternoon with Vanessa. She is extremely knowledgeable, fantastic communicator, and a absolutely lovely person to spend an afternoon learning the art of silk dying. Everything was provided and set up ready to go. Really enjoyed this class and looking forward to trying out some of what I was taught at home.

Textiles workshop review by Tara Brown Sydney

Wenny Ly Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had so much fun! Vanessa was very friendly and she explained the silk making process so well. She had lots of examples to get us inspired on our own designs. And it was so great that we could take home our beautiful scarves right after the class. Her home studio was very neat and clean. Highly recommend

Textiles workshop review by Wenny Ly Sydney

Zhang Zhitang Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A very interesting and interactive workshop. Guaranteed a very beautiful art piece at the end of the day even for a art-cripple like me. The instructor Tonia was very warm and patient in explaining the process, as well as serving tea and cake along during the class!

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Bronwyn McGuire Jul 2019

What great class with such a lovely teacher. With no previous knowledge or experience, Vanessa expertly guides you through the process to design and create your own work of wearable art.

I'm an absolute convert and can't wait to come back. Highly recommend this class. Five stars.

Textiles workshop review by Bronwyn McGuire

Frieda Munz Jul 2019

I loved this silk colouring workshop with Vanessa, who is friendly and experienced. She gave a great overview of the silk printing technique and had examples to get inspiration from. The actual process of silk colouring is super easy and fun. I left with a beautiful silk headscarf and inspiration to continue the practice. The class is get value for money. Highly recommended!

Nicola Andrews Jul 2019

I attended the the silk dyeing course run by Vanessa on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning! The process was easy to follow even as a complete beginner and the teacher was very knowledgeable, warm and engaging making the two hours fly by. Everyone's end results looked amazing and by the end I was hooked and wanted to do more. Great class, great teacher, very good value for money and lots of fun! Highly recommend it!

Textiles workshop review by Nicola Andrews Sydney

Irenke Forsyth Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great workshop with a friendly and knowledgable teacher aiding us in creating our own unique silk scarf using paints and rock salt. No skill is required and I was so pleased with the outcome. The cost of $60 for the 2hr class was very reasonable, seeing as silk scarfs can cost a lot more, and you get satisfaction out of the experience. Highly recommend trying it.

Textiles workshop review by Irenke Forsyth
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